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werds said...

My mother took her first plane flight - to Great Britain!! - when she was 65.

When she was 72, she stopped in to see her first great-grandchild on the way to an international flight to visit me. When she left, a friend said she looked "52 - maybe!".

When she was nearly 50, she decided - in the face of much opposition - to give birth to her last child. That was me.

In my 30's, several doctors diagnosed conditions that would have qualified me for disability. They said I should expect to be in a wheelchair by my 50's. For decades, I listened and it was going the way they predicted.

Now, I'm in my 60's. AFTER implementing her lifestyle, people began to assume I'm "40-something". International travel, stair-climbing, gardening, roofing, walking for miles - it all keeps one youthful!

In her 40's, Mother was bed-ridden with arthritis. Perhaps, it's not lifestyle resulting from good health... rather health resulting from lifestyle.

... Thanks, Mom, for the wonderful example.

April 3, 2010 at 2:59 p.m.
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