The year has changed to 2020.
Where does time fly? I blinked
and our little children are now
young adults living elsewhere.
In the aging process, I note that
the frequency of doctor appointments
increases. I am handed printouts or
reminder cards for the next
appointment. A creature of habit
with old fashioned calendars I can
write on in pencil, I find myself in
the usual ignorant bliss early
in January. Appointments have
not been transferred to the 2020
calendar so the appointment
reminders are attached to the
December 2019 page with
paper clips. Having just received
notification of a cancellation later
this month to March, I am reminded
I really do need to transfer all
the appointments. Some of my
friends pull out cell phones to
see what is on their agenda.
Suffice to say, I remain vintage
and the cell phone is off and
sometimes with me or not in
case of emergencies. After
all, I was told by my children that
I really did need a cell phone.
What if the car broke down?
And I smugly retorted that
I refused to be on call 24/7 for
I was not a health care professional
for example. The old flip phone remained
in the glove compartment and
from time to time I needed to be
reminded to recharge the battery.
Sigh. Who remembers to do that?
I remain vintage in my choice
of reading materials too. I love
the real deal books which I can
feel in my hands as I turn pages.
Oh, I tried a Kindle once but
never knew where I was in the
one and only book I tried to read.
I remain vintage and cancelled the
subscription to Kindle. For
that subscription I had been sent
a paper bill! I remain vintage and
do banking the old fashioned way
by driving to the bank. And by
paying bills with paper checks
which I write. And mail at the
post office. Some things are
simply better the old fashioned way.
I remain vintage yet can still
play the piano, sing and read music.
Still speak and write several languages
and vintage enough to enjoy
traveling to new places to learn
about peoples, countries and cultures.
I remain vintage enough to be a
lifelong learner. That never goes
out of style, whatever style may be.
Happiness is found in my family where
I am surrounded by love. Let me
wish my readers a Happy New Year 2020.