It’s been two weeks since I’ve written anything in the paper. My granddaughter, Kyra Swan, and great grandchildren, Samson and Nichole Clark, spend time with me in the summer.

On Monday, June 29, Nichole pedaled her new bike over here early in the morning and we enjoyed oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar together.

A number of years ago, I was watching an action movie when the tough guy hero stood nose to nose with a much younger man and shouted, “Do you know what it feels like to be eighty years old?” In a very timid voice, and after a short thoughtful pause, the younger man responded, “No.