Friday, May 18, 2012

Morning Coffee, etc

We had a good group at Coffee in the Bank this morning. I took in some freshly baked Chocolate Chip cookies and just happened to have my camera along. It was timely since Richard Hentzen was present from out-of-state. From left to right: Bob, Tony, Jay, Richard, Rich, Stan and Jerry. With the exception of Bob and I, the others all graduated from Seward High School in the same era. There was talk about former teachers as well as members of some of the good athletic teams. Jay had been on-line in the 1940 Census last night and confirmed my assessment of the few "old people" listed. He told of noting the relatively small number of people over the age of 65. I mentioned having read this morning that Nebraska has 37,000 citizens over the age of 65 diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. It's no wonder that we didn't hear much about the disease back in 1940, people just weren't old enough to be so susceptible. Our Kitones sang down at the Crestview Nursing Home in Milford this evening for their annual Picnic. Elaine went along and had the opportunity to study the crowd as we sang. We agreed that having a spouse in a Care Facility, is harder on the "care giver" than the patient. I heard that a child born in this Country today, has a very good chance of living to be 100. We can only hope that their lifestyle can be comparable to what we have enjoyed but I'm concerned that ours has not been sustainable.  

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