10 August 2009

Inspiration in odd places

After zipping down-mountain to take my daughter’s fiancĂ© to the doctor following his shoulder surgery, we stopped at Wal-Mart for a prescription. As we were leaving, we passed an elderly woman with a little dog.

“What a cute dog,” I said.

“I walk him a mile every day,” she beamed. “And I just turned 90!”

“No! Really?”

“Yes!” she laughed. “I stay  real busy. That’s how I do it.”

“Well, happy birthday!” I said. “That’s wonderful!”

A second elderly lady joined us. “I just turned 90, too,”she grinned. They were obviously friends.

“Happy birthday to you, too!”

Now that’s inspiring.

2 comments:

Bill Stankus said...

I just read a new (to me) description of Wal-Mart - it was called, "Mao-Mart". I like that.

Knowing you live in a place that gets warm (hot) I would guess the little old ladies are more that a bit robust, hale and hearty types.

Me, when I'm 90 I want a beach chair, umbrella and a handsome wait staff to bring me tasty goodies and a few gin and tonics.

Candlefiregirl said...

My Dad turns 87 this September. I hope he'll be tottering around Wal-Mart and elsewhere when he is 90. He still plays golf twice a week, and poker once a week. He lives in his own house, gardens, cooks and cleans for himself, and reads a novel a week.