Leapin’ Lizards, Lilian ~ It’s Leap Year!
For those of you born on February 29th, Happy Birthday! There’s nothing like having a birthday celebration every 4 years.
There is a story of a man who had a problem with the police because of his leap year birthday. Anytime he was asked for his age, he would answer “7 and 3/4 years old.” The police thought his license was forged. Since your license expires on your birthday and he was born on February 29th, his license was set to expire on March 1st, making it seem like there was a mistake – causing the police to suspect him of having a fake drivers license! But this was a gold mine when he visited the carnival and participated in the “Guess My Age” game.
Thanks to Bev Mason of Cambridge Rehab Center in Indianapolis for sharing Lilian’s story.
Lilian says, “Growing old is like working a 400 piece Jig Saw puzzle without the picture on the cover.”
Is it time to click your heels and yell,
Lilian, a silver-haired lady called her next-door-neighbor and says, “Can you come over and help me? I’ve started a jig-saw puzzle and I can’t figure it out.”
Her neighbor asked over the phone, “What’s it supposed to look like when you are finished?”
Lilian says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s a rooster.”
The neighbor comes over and sees where she has spread the puzzle all over the table. He looks at the box and then turns to Lilian and says, “First of all, no matter what we do, we will not be able to assemble these pieces into anything that looks like a rooster.” He then takes her hand, “Secondly, I want you to relax and have a cup of tea… And then, let’s put all the cornflakes back in the box.”
Remember, growing old is not for sissies!
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I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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