Getting older is wonderful. This weekend, I end my decade in the 50s. Awww. . . it’s been a tremendous ride along the sharp curves, bumpy roads, and smooth sailing of ten more years of life. As I sift back through some of the highlights of my years past 49, I decided to share a photo montage with inspiring quotes about aging. So tighten your seatbelt and hang on for a colorful ride with this almost 60-year-old. Woooo hoooo! The best is yet to come!

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright


  Logan, My First Collie


2010   College World Series With My Nieces And Nephew (l-r Christine, Erica, Adam, Stephanie)

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
~Mark Twain




2012   Nephew Adam, Concordia Football

“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of
old age, but they die young.” ~Ben Franklin


2013   With Brothers Dan And Doug At Niece Stephanie’s Wedding

2015   Devouring Friend Kristi’s Homemade Wheat-Free Bread

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” ~Robert Browning



2017 Corraling Great Nieces (l-r) Laney, Addison and Haidyn

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” ~ George Burns

2017   40th High School Reunion

Pet Therapy With Ayrabelle

belong in bowling alley

2019   Bowling With The Girls

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln


August Dog Show With Maisie

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” ~Sophia Loren