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Saturday, September 6, 2014

"Celebrating 95 years young..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Sunday)

Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York and has worked in
the ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years.

Celebrating 95 years young

This week my dad turned 95 yrs old, he has longevity on his side of the family. He has uncles who lived well into their 100’s. He is the last living sibling of 4 and a testimonial of perseverance and fortitude that can live a long healthy life.  

He takes few pills and although he does not walk any longer, he still plugs along.  My dad was used to living a very active life full of day trips and kibitzing (talking story) with friends all day long and until the last few years did just what he wanted.  

It seems that its either the mind or the body don’t stay in sink and one of them seems to regress.  It’s a very sad thing to watch of such a vital man. Sometimes longevity can be a cruel twist of fate.  

I am lucky that my dad is pain free but unable to do any of the things he once loved; reading the daily paper, read all his favorite magazines, talk with the ladies…these things have dwindled away and now we pretty much have the basics, TV, and eating meals, several a day.  

Yes it is a blessing we have had him all these years but is it a blessing that his quality of life has been reduced to existing? Only God can answer those questions?


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KimoRosen said...

Mazol Tov to your dad! Tell him Bernie Rosen's son wishing him a "Hau`oli Lā Hānau" Happy Birthday!

Harmony Bentosino said...

Judith does pose hard questions.

KimoRosen said...

Well, do you have an answer? what's your opinion on it? I think it's a blessing her dad is still alive at 95, wish my dad was still around, even if all he did was watch TV and eat. Many people can't even do that.

Harmony Bentosino said...

I wonder if her dad is glad to be alive. He is really the only one in a position to know the answer.

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Live every day to the fullest,be kind & gentle to all people,hurt no one intentionally spread freedom ,brotherhood and equality like the French,be happy that you are alive & be thankful for the life you had.happy every day

KimoRosen said...

Unc, well said!

Judith Whitehead said...

My dad doesn't converse anymore. One word answers, It's not him any longer, really can't expound

Rosemary Pahl-Palmer said...

I remember your dad as what my mom would call a pissaroo. That's someone who was always busy, talking to people, doing things, having places to go and people to see. I loved to see him come into the office for old magazines, and talk to everyone, including those trying to work, like his daughter!

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