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Friday, 20 October 2017

Getting close to the 90 years







And here I come again still hanging in.....

I start this time with something I wrote to day 4-10-17. It just seem to fall at
my feet as I lay in my bed wondering what should I put to paper to get my blog
on its way once again. It started as a poem, then I just let it flow on to turn out
to be whatever it turns out to be. I fully believe in life there is no set purpose for
almost anything in life but getting things done. Why I said almost is because some of us for certain reasons have to hold back, but  won’t go there.

If we could include in our conversations sources of attractiveness that relate to our true feelings, and the true feelings of those we come in contact with without any kind of promises other than a source of goodwill,  we could I believe save a lot of unnecessary
problems in our lives.

Now I will have to pull myself together as I have just moved into a home in Forest Hill on the Shore. It will take me a number of days to get organized and checked over by a doctor which I’m told will do a lot more for me than the doctor did for me in my last home. Can you imagine I asked him what would it cost to have a consolation with a private specialist in regards to hellish problem I was having with my stomach, and he said about $400, so I said I can manage that, would you arrange that for me. Rubbing his chin he said I’ll think about it.
I didn’t see him for a few weeks after that. Then one afternoon he came in and I
asked him did you make that arrangement for me, again he said I’ll think about it. I was feeling so rotten I could have easily exploded, but at the same time I suddenly realised this man had no sense of compassion as far as I was concerned because he never looked with any sense of compassion deep into my eyes. So from life's experience to where I am now, I knew that I would get nowhere with him. I felt like telling him he should read Norman Cousins Autobiography, but I’m fairly sure he would have said, I’ll think about it.

I have received wonderful attention since I arrived a few days ago into this lovely home here in Forrest Hill. It also brings back a lot of lovely memories for me because I used to play tennis from time to time in the courts just down the road from here. I played some of the best tennis I played on those courts. Sadly enough it was on these courts I had to give it up because of arm and shoulder problems at the age of 80. But Thank God I managed to play golf for another four years after I got a few cortisone injections. I’ll try just about anything to keep old age race as long as I can. It was a bit painful at times, but no pain no joy.

I often think to myself how strange life can be about what the future has in store for us human beings. Here I am fortunate enough to be in a private home not far from where I played a game I enjoyed so much, and also enriched by wonderful people that I played with. And now in place which in all probability will see my life out for me. But I have I have a wonderful family, and made many wonderful friends. And I have also traveled to many places that has taken me off that narrow road that so many people lose their way I’m so sorry to have to say.
All ready I am making new friends and sharing all sorts of values with them. Even with my problems I feel a greater sense of richness that I still have more to do with my life. How it will come about is not for me think about, but rather act on whatever is presented to me in the best way I can. And the category that falls into at the moment is my battle with Spark changing my landline over to another Number. Nine times in battle with them and they still haven’t got it right. They tell you when you ring in this call will be used for training purpose,
I can’t in any way see them honestly putting my story in for training purposes,
can you? And I would be very interested to honestly here them do just that. Will
I ever know? I doubt it very much but I’d still like them to tell me honestly why this all happened. And I mean “Honestly.

As I am making preparations for my 90th, and getting settled in here this will be a
short blog, but it has a fair kick in it to pass on a few things that might be of some interest to my fans. And I am very grateful for the views you give me, interested or not.
Please God I will get one or two in before Christmas, and I am hoping to have
some stories from other people have asked me to put something on my blog for them. As I said in my last blog I will put some of my poems in as well.

So till I get going again I hope all is well with as many as possible of you lovely
people, and a prayer to all that things are not going so well for.
Terry.