Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Moving - Part One

By Phoebe Maurer

We moved from the East 25 years ago.

We moved into a lovely unusual patio home in Scottsdale, Arizona. We thought, “This is it, home sweet home.” Somehow, we never anticipated reaching the ages of 89 and 90 so rapidly, and yet, we do not feel or look ‘old’. Our aging bodies betrayed us!

Now our middle aged children, 57, 61 and 64, arrived at a unified decision. Herb and I suddenly became their charges. However, we were not quite willing to accept their thoughtful decision to have us moved into an independent living facility.
We did not acquiesce easily. We did agree to visit two of the best ‘hotel resorts’ to be convinced.

Helen Keller wrote. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”

To be continued…

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