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"I asked an elderly woman once what it was like to be old and to know that the majority of her life was now behind her.

She told me that she has been the same age her entire life. She said the voice inside of her head had never aged. She has always just been the same girl. Her mother's daughter. She had always wondered when she would grow up and be an old woman.

She said she watched her body age and her faculties dull but the person she is inside never got tired. She never aged. She never changed.

Remember, our spirits are eternal. Our souls are forever. The next time you encounter an elderly person, look at them and know they are still a child, just as you are still a child and children will always need love, attention and purpose."


~ Author Unknown

Photograph is Tasha Tudor
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Beautiful, thanks.
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Speaking from experience.....If you know of someone elderly or have an elderly parent in the hospital, hang a picture near their bed of when they were young. They will get treated better than the old person seen by many caregivers.
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Photograph is Tasha Tudor
I first heard of Tasha Tudor on the KnitList in the late 1990s, when someone mentioned the Truly Tasha鈥檚 Shawl.
Today, I finally thought to look her up online: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasha_Tudor

Too bad she鈥檇 had a falling out with three of her four children. :(
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Speaking from experience.....If you know of someone elderly or have an elderly parent in the hospital, hang a picture near their bed of when they were young. They will get treated better than the old person seen by many caregivers.
Years ago, my grandfather was in the hospital. He was an unassuming man who never complained or asked for anything so he was generally ignored.

I wrote a sign up that said "He is like a dog that chases cars. If he caught one, he wouldn't know what to do with it". The sign generated such hilarity that nurses were coming into his room regularly and he got wonderful care from then on.

now this was in the 60's, when thing like that were infrequent. It wouldn't do anything today!
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The only thing, sometimes the face in the mirror doesn鈥檛 match the one in my mind鈥檚 eye鈥
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Speaking from experience.....If you know of someone elderly or have an elderly parent in the hospital, hang a picture near their bed of when they were young. They will get treated better than the old person seen by many caregivers.
That鈥檚 exactly what I did, when my stepmother had a hemorrhagic stroke that landed her in the hospital where she has studied nursing decades earlier. I took her graduation photo (in her nurse鈥檚 uniform, back when the wore caps) from atop the TV, asked the folks at Staples to make it larger and laminate it, then taped it to the wall beside her hospital bed. I really think that helped everyone (even her own children) to be on their best behaviour with her.
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The only thing, sometimes the face in the mirror doesn鈥檛 match the one in my mind鈥檚 eye鈥
Did it ever? I know mine never has.
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Did it ever? I know mine never has.
In hindsight, yes鈥
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Age is just a number........ therefore, ;I put music on in the house and dance around, tend to my indoor plants, learn new skills on youtube and other online sites, do everything on my own etc... and that makes me feel as young s ever.
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I鈥檓 the same but鈥ifferent. I鈥檓 me, but a kinder me, I know what hurts. A (slightly) less judgmental me than I was decades ago, I鈥檓 still working on that. I have a world of patience with store clerks, but none for electronic devices. I am me鈥ut different.
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"I asked an elderly woman once what it was like to be old and to know that the majority of her life was now behind her.

She told me that she has been the same age her entire life. She said the voice inside of her head had never aged. She has always just been the same girl. Her mother's daughter. She had always wondered when she would grow up and be an old woman.

She said she watched her body age and her faculties dull but the person she is inside never got tired. She never aged. She never changed.

Remember, our spirits are eternal. Our souls are forever. The next time you encounter an elderly person, look at them and know they are still a child, just as you are still a child and children will always need love, attention and purpose."


~ Author Unknown

Photograph is Tasha Tudor
Looks like "Tasha Tudor" a very interesting person of the past..and i see I was correct in my assumption...I never dwell on age numbers....
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