Finding Gold in the Golden Years

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iUniverse, Aug 12, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 108 pages
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Back home I looked in the mirror—white hair, Wrinkles, age spots, yes, I looked elderly ... I was happy, with my gift, scrapbook, and friends. I felt very tired. And it wasn’t yet ten o’clock. The golden years are often known as a time in one’s life when peace, prosperity, and happiness are abundant. For some, the golden years can also be a time to heal from past hurts and to begin a quest to discover what really matters in life. In Finding Gold in the Golden Years, Ruth Reardon shares a collection of lyrical reflections as a recent retiree and her five-year-old great-grandson search for the gold in the golden years. As they unearth nuggets that represent real treasures in life, fellow travelers and family members share their own homespun philosophies on the meaning of true gold and how to find it in life. While nuggets shine in struggles, losses, hope, and fulfillment, others are encouraged to reflect on their own lives—all while remembering that each sunrise represents a new beginning—at any age. Finding Gold in the Golden Years offers an entertaining, witty, enlightening, and inspirational way to view the third act in life.
 

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Contents

Where Did The Years Go
1
Letting Go
2
One More Time
3
Goodbye
4
I Have The Time
5
Not Over The Hill
6
Cant Always Play
7
911 For New Retirees?
8
Shalom
50
Candles Unite
51
Get A Tutor
52
Five Hundred Thousand Miles
53
Not Half A Person
54
God On Trial
55
Their Best
56
What About Mercy?
57

Fuzz Balls Or Not
9
Dust First Then Vacuum
10
Never Grow Old
11
Meet In The Middle
12
My Song
13
A Treasure Hunt?
14
Its Ours
15
Who Was That?
16
Cooking With Love
17
Options A Or B?
18
She Only Smiled
20
Under The Covers
21
No Time To Go It Alone
22
Losses
23
To Be His Friend
24
Dont LectureJust Love
25
Needed
26
Never Mind Why
27
How Can You
28
It Will Turn Up
29
Foolish Or Children
30
Sharing Tears
31
Free To Choose
32
Names On The Back
33
Just The Same?
34
We Can Tell
35
Dared Look And Listen
36
Claiming Our Space
37
As Long Theres Light
38
Making Saving History
39
Heart Print
40
Does He Remember My Love?
41
Laughter And Fun
42
Giving And Receiving
43
The Sun Does Not Fail
45
Not Weakness But Strength
46
Further Than The Store
47
All At The Same Time
48
Like It Or Not
49
What Happened?
58
The Good Old Days
59
Weve Seen Them
60
Too Teeny Spiders
61
Like A Warm Fleece Blanket
62
Out Of The Blue
64
Keep The Shades Up
65
As My Daughter Is Now
66
CheersTo The Future
67
So Much Loss
68
When The Angels Come
69
I Still Travel
70
A Chance To Talk
71
The Hospitals Heart
72
Whos The President
73
Tears And Laughter
74
Baby Shoes    In A Vase?
75
So Upside Down
76
Pinched Chocolate
77
Signs On The Path
78
Biting Off Heads
80
At Least I Have Feet
81
Back To The Past
82
Not Childish But Childlike
83
No Same Old Days
84
Left Out
85
Still The Parent
86
Whos In Charge?
87
Caregivers Need Care
88
Ill Always Be A Part
89
Always A Mixture
90
Its Been 100 years
91
Wheres The Gold?
92
What And Where Was The Gold
93
Ribbons On Each Child
94
Forever And Ever
95
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
97
BIOGRAPHY
98
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