The Atlanta Passion Play was excellent yesterday - I wonder why it is stopping after 35 years? They had the first and last curtain call yesterday. Something never done before.
All the men who played Jesus - there have been 15 - were there except for one and one had died of brain cancer at 42.
It was so powerful, so moving. They asked the audience of 4000 (it was sold out and people were at the entrance before the show started - holding signs wanting to buy tickets!)- who had ever played in the Passion Play to come forward - it was amazing!
This Passion Play was started and put on by the First Baptist Church of Atlanta - Charles Stanley's church. I just can't express how wonderful this has been for us as a family through the years. I want to thank God for that too!
My blog is a baby boomer blog - and I make a lot of jokes and comments about aging. I received an email about Alzheimer's. It was titled - The Baby Boomers Generation is now going to be called the Alzheimer's Generation. I read and downloaded this report and you may want to go read it was well: http://alz-news.org/.
Here are a couple of interesting facts - "Some good news us there have been some amazing break through this past month in linking certain genes to Alzheimer's, but there is still a lot of work to be done. This year, the first of the Boomer Generation turns 65. To bring urgently-needed attention to the risk facing the Boomers, Alzheimer's Association released a groundbreaking study, Generation Alzheimer's: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers."
"The Truth about Alzheimer's that Every American Should Know - Death rates for other major diseases — HIV, stroke, heart disease, prostate cancer, breast cancer — are declining. Alzheimer’s is the only top 10 cause of death without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression."Read it for more information if you're interested.
I was thinking (lol) that is one of the reasons I do Fridays and in fact is is a good reason to do blogs - I think that one of the best ways to prevent it - is to use your mind. Puzzles, sudoku's, help your grands with their homework, reading, laughing, and learning new things - and I think we ALL do that with our blogs. And of course there is the great aspect of friends. All this keeps our minds and bodies younger and exercises the brain.
Here is a gift for you today: