Uncle Richard, the 93 year old twin of my father, credits his longevity with waking up every day with something to do.  He has maintained an incredible garden throughout his yard. Until 6 months ago he split wood with a maul and sledge hammer regularly so he had wood to burn in the winter.  He rotated his garden with different plants for each season. He always knew what he wanted to get done each day,  What a legacy that is.

Now he laments the fact that he no longer can do what he did even just 6 months ago.  The  most incredible thing he said this Thanksgiving was that he is getting a paunch.  Jeez, I’ve had one for years.

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