This evening we went to our Seniors Christmas party. As usual, we had plenty of fun and good food. We ate lots, sang carols, told funny stories, and played games. Our hostess, Joan, had this beautiful tree. You young'uns out there might be surprised to attend a seniors party. Think we may be old and boring? Think all we talk about is laxatives, hormones, and our surgeries? Not this group! We are feisty amd fun loving. Our fearless leader arranges kayak trips for everyone on a regular basis. On the last ladies retreat, two of our practical jokers went into some of the ladies rooms and short sheeted them! We all try to stay on the go as much as possible. Here is our group picture from tonight. Some of us are wearing bowls on our heads. Why? Because we could! At least four of us passed away recently, so we are are now a smaller group and missing our dear friends. One man came to the party after a four hour heart catherazation two days before, and lots of us are in some kind of pain most of the time. As Bette Davis once said in her now famous quote "Old age isn't for sissies." How right she was.
" Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are acheiving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Cor. 4:16