No… No! No!! No!!! I looked at my calendar diary and realized I’ll be sixty-seven TOMORROW.
I thought I had a few more days of being sixty-six. I mistakenly thought my birthday was this Wednesday and I’d have more time to think about it. No, it’s tomorrow, Monday. Sixty-seven? It’s a bit of a shock.
Believe me, I’m not writing this blog to have dozens of long-stemmed red roses, cases of champagne or gifts of anything delivered to my door. Please. Cancel your orders. I don’t have room for anything. No kidding. At my age, I have everything and MORE!
What I’d really like is for you to send me a large, self-addressed, postage prepaid box so I can send YOU some of the excess of my life. Decorating magazines, anyone? Old clothing? Pounds? I have a lot of extra pounds to send you and I’m not talking about the British ones.
I’m grateful for these sixty-six years. Look at me at this very moment. Right now, I’m lying on a comfy bed with my beloved laptop and my teeny-weeny queenie, torty cat, Reina, is lying on my shoulder purring in my ear. What a life. All I need is a box of bonbons. No, I changed my mind. No bonbons. Didn’t I just mention the extra pounds?
Those years sure do fly by fast. It was only yesterday that I was in John S. Read School in North Camden; Veterans Memorial Junior High in Cramer Hill; Woodrow Wilson High School in East Camden and back to North Camden in Rutgers University.
Decades after college hurtled by at the speed of light and now I’m a wife. A mother. A godmother. A mother-in-law. A grandmother. A writer. A reader. A dog and cat mommy. And, to my surprise still, a senior.
I’ll return to my diary and write down goals for my sixty-seventh year. Finish my book–it’s getting there! Take care of my health. AND, have a lot of fun at age sixty-seven! Maybe have a few of those bonbons?
How about you, my reader friend? Is time flying by for you, too?
Marguerite (Wunsch) Ferra, Cramer Hill resident
6 thoughts on “Years fly by…”
Happy, Happy Birthday to my friend, my teacher. Enjoy your special day. Time does go by so fast, it’s important we make the most of each day. And eat the cake bonbons etc. It’s your day.
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Thank you, my friend, my student. I think of you so often. Always in my heart. Miss you.
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Thank you, Dan! Hope you’re doing well. I remember your cheery grin from WWHS. Hope you’re feeling cheery — I have enjoyed the FB photos with your cute grandson!
Belated birthday greetings. They say you are only as old as you feel and reading your blog, you come across as a young 67. I am 68 and I always ask myself, what will I be doing 68 years from now. Again, Felicidades….
Hmm. I have a feeling where I will be in sixty-seven more years. Sometimes I feel young, but … ha ha… not every day! Thanks for the birthday greetings. Good to hear from you. Enjoy sunny Puerto Rico.