Mature Life Features

Cecil Scaglione, Editor

Around Our Old-farts’ Facility …

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… there’s plenty of this going around:

“I don’t remember your name, but if I did, I probably wouldn’t recognize you anyhow.”

 

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June 7, 2018 at 7:19 am

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Free is absolute …

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. . . there is either free speech or there isn’t

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June 6, 2018 at 5:53 am

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Just Ask

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The out-of-control spin ignited by Bev’s recent disastrous diagnoses of debilitating diseases – breast and spinal cancer and ALS – has become a bit more manageable because of some welcome experiences with care, comfort and support personnel and organizations we’ve encountered who have taught us to ask.

Our first major eye-opener occurred when we were faced with a thousands-of-dollars-a-month chemotherapy medication the oncologist prescribed. We said we just can’t afford that much. A patient advocate on staff called us in and asked for a copy of last year’s income-tax return. A few days later we were notified the medication would be provided for us – FREE. The staffer told us to just ask for her whenever we feel the need for some support, whether it’s economic or emotional.

Then, during our first appearance at the ALS doctor’s regular clinic, monitoring tests were conducted by several medical experts and we also met with an ALS organization volunteer. A few days later, a delivery man dropped by with toilet support bars (which he installed for us) and a transport wheelchair.

“They’re on loan until you’re through with them,” he said. “If there’s anything else you need, just ask.”

While there is no stopping the disease chewing away at her nerve cells, these are just a couple of the several events that are making Bev’s life more comfortable by simply asking.

 

Written by Cecil Scaglione

June 3, 2018 at 7:43 am

There May no Longer come a Time in a Man’s Life . . .

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. . . because that magazine also could be headed for oblivion (just like Life).

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June 2, 2018 at 2:33 pm

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We’re Baaaaaaaaack!!!

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After several months of unsuccessful contacts and talks with WordPress, we’ve finally made it back to administering our site.

We’re going to devote a lot of time to this site now that we know it’s up ‘n’ runnin’ so keep on comin’ back…

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June 1, 2018 at 1:26 pm

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People who think they know everything …

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. . . are really annoying us who do.

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December 14, 2017 at 8:46 am

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With Apologies to Friedrich Nietzsche . . .

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. . . those who are seen conversing

are thought to be doddering idiots

by those who text.

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December 10, 2017 at 7:47 am

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I Just Celebrated . . .

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. . . my 83rd birthday.

 

 

 

And most folks still ask: “How does it feel to be 83 (or wotever age you hit)?”

My answer is still the same — “Short and fat.”

 

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December 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm

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Wanna Make a Mountain . . .

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. . . out of a molehill?

Just dig up some more dirt.

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November 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

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I Must be Getting Old

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I’m doing more and more for the last time

. . . and less and less for the first time.

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November 21, 2017 at 9:11 am

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