Each year there is a week-long celebration in Branson, Missouri, when this tiny town, made famous with its family-friendly entertainment, rolls out the red carpet for Veterans Day (November 11). Veterans come from all over the USA for a wonderful time of remembrance and honor of this special day.
Now these wonderful men and women who have served us so honorably have two choices in life. They can celebrate--as they do--with vitality, vigor and victory--or they can vegetate somewhere in a dark, depressed cavern of lost memories, lost limbs and latent fears of the past, present and future. Some of them have been to hell and back--their war stories prove it--but they are alive, wonderful, fun-loving, God-and-country-loving people who grace our world each day.
Another celebration takes priority each November 12--in Peggie's REAL place, when Father Time turns the time clock to another year of love, life and laughter. Now never mind the decade in which this wretched man has me captive--all I know is that I don't feel it, I don't act it, I don't look it--and I'm not gonna sweat it! AHA, I really said that--and it's all true except for the sweat part--for there are days that I DO sweat it, I DO fret it, and phooey, might as well 'fess it--I don't like getting old!
Don't ask me where I'm going with this treatise on aging--but I am certainly not on my way to the nearest rocking chair to sit and decay until death do us part! So keep your eye on this totterin', wrinklin', creakin', OLD woman--cause she's about to knock the socks off the man with the time clock--he better run for his life! I'm RUNNING for mine--thanking God for every minute and memory He's given and looking forward, by His grace, to quite a few more...so cancel the cane and let the celebration begin!
Won't you join me, seniors around the world, to celebrate the life God gives us all--yes, wrinkles, whacked-out backs, weary bones and WHATEVER--we're ALIVE! He created us to enjoy life, learning and laughter all the days He has designed us to BE--and that let us be to His glory and praise!
A Senior Celebration at Peggie's REAL Place: Happy Birthday, Mom!--don't miss this wild and wacky celebration!
Philosophy for Old Age - PowerPoint presentation
"Green Side of the Grass" - Don't miss this one!!
Take a BRANSON Vacation! . . . Travelin' to Branson: Vacation for grandparents and grandchildren!
Read Psalm 129:1-24.
"Thank You, Lord, for the love, the laughter, the love You give us all our lives. May we always, at whatever age, celebrate Your goodness and live fully for You, In Jesus' Name, Amen."
Featured links: Great Godly Grandparents at Peggie's Place
Daily Living for Seniors devotional
"I cried, 'Carry Me, Daddy,' and He did!" - A tribute to my late pastor/dad
Enjoy listening to an old-fashioned sermon on the Blessed Hope of the Church!
Midlife and Beyond - Focus on the Family
CaregiverStress.com - Managing Stress
After-Retirement Anxiety and Depression
When I Am a Old Woman by Jenny Joseph
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Hug a Senior . . . . . . We're NOT all asleep!
Remember and Rejoice!
"Too Soon Old"
Funny Stories, Jokes and Poems - Cleveland Seniors
We'll Fly Away....Why Not!
"Retirement...Boomer Style!" - by Pastor/Poet Greg Asimakoupoulos
Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator
Senior Saints Go Web Surfing!...Fun & Information for Seniors
"Midlife and Beyond" - Focus on the Family articles
"Proving that the World's Seniors Can Still Get It Done
"The Gift of Years" . . . An Aging Christian Prays
Retirement with a Purpose
A/G Senior Adults Ministry Resources
"A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Old Age" . . . "Until the Race Is Won" - enjoy music and lyrics
Baby Boomer Bikers and Their Agin', Achin' Brains 'n Bones
"Look Who's Turning Sixty" - here come the Baby Boomers!
"Growing Old, Baby-Boomer Style..." - CBS News
"Tease Your Brain with Puzzles"
Free brain games - 60-second brain game . . . Word Wanderer
The Brain Center at Peggie's Place--lots of brain puzzle links
"Experts Say Seniors Ought to Have Fun" (USATODAY) . . . "Brain Exercises Pay Off for Seniors"
Assisted Living Directory - Facilities info & Senior Care
Physical Exercise for Adults over 50 . . . MedinePlus: Exercise for Seniors
Web MD - Retirement or Senior Stage of Life
AARP Magazine . . . . Health: AARP Magazine
Psychology Info: Depression in Seniors
Seniors - familydoctor.org
Especially for Seniors
Seniors News & Aging News from Medical News Today . . . ScienceDaily: Healthy Aging News
Retirement-Online.com - advice/e-learning and resource center
Grandparents Magazine . . . Grandparents.com . . . Grandma's Cooking
National Grandparents Day . . . . . . . Grandparents' Web for Grandparents and Grandchildren
The Senior Corner . . . Seniors Resource Guide . . . Today's Seniors
Retirement info . . . Senior Resource
Resource Central - Senior Resources . . . SeniorsSearch
Hats 'n Hilarity: Red Hat Society & Other Aging Women's Resources at Peggie's Place
"Aging Gracefully!" and "Ten Principles for a Blessed Day!"
The Computer Swallowed Grandpa
"Personal Ads for Seniors" and "God's Word for Women"
A Visit to the Doctor . . . "The Aging Rockers" and "Grace!" . . . Seniors
"Personal Ads for Seniors" and "God's Word for Women"
"45 Years Ago!" and "'Jesus Loves Me'--for Seniors!"
"Advantages of Aging" and "The Teacup" . . . "The Sharing Seniors" and "Turn Off TV Week"
Hot Air Hilarity for Hypochrondriacs and Other Aging Humans!
Tickles 'n Truth - fun & inspiration . . . Fun 'n Faith Links
CleanLaugh & More with Pastor Tim . . . Mikey's Funnies
"How Old Is Grandma?"
Joke of the Day - A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
Exercise for Seniors . . . Seniors Unite
I'm Not Old...Just Mature . . . Remember When . . . Why You'll Like Retirement
For more humor and inspiration, visit Skywriting.Net - Inspiration Messages, Poems, Stories, Humor, Cartoons, Quotes
I'm a Senior Citizen!I'm a senior citizen and proud of it!
I'm the life of the party...even when it lasts until 8 p.m.
I'm very good at opening childproof caps with a hammer.
I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I am going.
I'm the first one to find the bathroom wherever I go.
I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a word you're saying.
I'm very good at telling stories...over and over and over and over.
I'm aware that other people's grandchildren are not as bright as mine.
I'm not grouchy, I just don't like traffic, waiting, crowds, children, politicians...
I'm sure everything I can't find is in a secure place.
I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.
I'm having trouble remembering simple words like...uhhhh...ummmm
I'm realizing that aging is not for sissies.
If you are what you eat, I'm Shredded Wheat and All Bran.
I'm sure they are making adults much younger these days.
I'm wondering, if you're only as old as you feel, how could I be alive at 150?
I'm supporting all movements now...by eating bran, prunes, and raisins.
I'm a walking storeroom of facts...I've just lost the storeroom.
I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN...and I think I am having the time of my life!!
Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I would send it to others! You didn't send it, did you??
The Aging Nest of the Neothandrals
Spiritually-Related Resources for Life, Illness, Grief and Loss
The Son Room - poetry by Peggie . . . The Blue Room - for a spiritual uplift
Bible Bytes 'n Chocolate Chews - a daily devotional at Peggie's Place!
The Emergency Room at Peggie's Place . . . The Indescribable Christ . . . Life Verses
Chronically ill: Rest Ministries--chronic illness support
Annie's Comfort Page
How Can I Live with My Loss?
Grief Share . . . Help for Those Who Grieve
Life's Questions - and the Answer
How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian
Knowing and Growing in the Faith of Jesus Christ
Christian Web Classics for Fun and Inspiration
Poetry by Pastor/Poet Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Christian Post
christianitytoday.com . . . Gospel.com
ASSIST News Service . . . Bible Gateway . . . . Christian Books & More
Zondervan Media Room: Comprehensive World and Christian News Links
Before You Skate ... or Snore Away...
Our souls don't get older
They never wrinkle, wear out, or tire.
They see life's beauty as clearly as ever.
And when we have the Holy Spirit in our hearts,
No matter how many years pass,
We remain forever new inside.
A final word to the wise: Don't forget your daily allowance of Silver Centrum, vitamins A, B-12, C and D, not to mention potassium, magnesium and of course, apples, prunes, walnuts, blueberries, bran - and I forget what else....chuckle! Hope you enjoyed this fun page; please bookmark it and come back to see me often. I love company!
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