Thursday, March 16, 2006

Those sizzlin' seniors

Today a member of my new church invited me to have lunch with her at the retirement community where she and many other members of the congregation live. It's quite a nice place, known locally for its fantastic craft bazarre during the holidays and for how active its residents are in the wider community.

The dining room was buzzing with activity. Good friends enjoying a meal together. Certain tables devoted to particular interest groups. The bulletin board covered with announcements of lectures, activities, needs for rides, etc. I said to the folks at my table, "This reminds me of college--only I guess without all the romantic intrigue."

"Oh, we have PLENTY of romantic intrigue!" they assured me, and began gossiping about a couple who are to be married next month.

Well. I'm glad to have something to look forward too.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

THAT is where I want to go when I get old! Have a great time!

cheesehead said...

On Ash Wednesday, I was accompanied to all my various nursing and convelescent homes by my Parish Associate, who is a very tall, distinguished, retired Biblical Scholar, (Bible Guy) age 75-ish. Some of those old ladies sitting in the hallways practically got whiplash checking him out!

I joked "Hey, Bible Guy, that Greek Fisherman's cap is causing quite a stir around here. Better take it off!"

(I'm not sure he got it, though.)


Songbird said...

That's such a great story! There are several places around here where life is like that, and they give me hope for the latter part of life.

That's Maid of Honor to you... said...

I used to work in a nursing home and the men (who were far outnumbered by the women) were quite popular. We (the nurses' aides) used to joke about the closed doors in the hallway.