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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, October 24, 2011

Do you want to live to be 100?

My grandson has half day school all week - conferences - so I am going to try to entertain you this week with some women who I think are heroes.

This woman is 100 years old -




Thought for the day:

"Just don't give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
– Ella Fitzgerald

Now I would love to live to be 100 if I was smart as a tack and healthy - but not if I was in poor health - what about you?

49 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've never been too excited about living to be 100. I think things would hurt all the time. But more power to those who pull it off!

Parent/teacher conferences today at Pierce's school too.

Catherine said...

This ol' gal is a hoot! You would never guess she was 100 years old.

I don't think I would like to live to 100 unless I was as spry as this lady. My paternal grandmother is 97. She's been in a nursing home for over 7 years and doesn't really know anyone. Just sits in a chair and stares. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

But I guess we don't get to choose do we.

xo Catherine

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Would I want to live to 100? Only if I could be alert and healthy. I remember my dad at 91 and a couple of my grandparents. They had dementia in the last few years of life and I wouldn't want to live like that or wish that on my children. Sometimes the way this world is going, I wonder if any of us will be here another 20-25 years, but that is just me. Have a good day, Sandie!

Sandra said...

only if i could be like this lady. she is so funny and her sense of humor with all that exercise is why she is alive i bet. she is priceless, the 4 that i know that are 100 plus are not like her, they sleep all the time and do not walk or talk, just there and i do not want to be like that. there is one lady at 98 that is like this lady.

Jill said...

She's wonderful! And so are you.

GrammyK said...

My family on my dad's side has a strong history of living a long and unhealthy life. Diabetes and all of it's complications mostly. And I'm sadly right on track with that. :-( But I'm planning on taking a new direction here soon with getting back on eating low carb and getting off my meds.

On the other hand, my mom's side of the family dies young with heart issues (mine was repaired when I was 9) and cancer. Yikes!! This world is even more unsafe/toxic than it was back then. So what is a person to do??

God has numbered each of our days. Not a one of us can live past them or go on before. BUT we will be accountable for how we spend that time--little or much. It's all about quality not quantity. But my motto is "Never give up!! Never surrender!!" Ha Ha!! Perhaps we will be the ones to hear that trumpet sound and fly away to meet our Savior in the sky. And did anyone notice that Harold Camping got it WRONG again!! If Jesus doesn't know--nobody does!! :-) Poor guy. I'd hate to be him right now. They say he's not doing too good. :-(

Have a great week and keep the inspiration coming!! ;-)

Jeanie said...

It is hard to say if I want to live to be 100.....ask me again if I make it to 85 or 90.
Seriously, this woman is so lucky to have such quality of life at that age. Sadly it is not that way for many who make it to that age.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

If they could get me a brain transplant, hair transplant, a body lift and oh yes, money to live on, I might not mind living to 100.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Lady Fitzgerald is such clever lady, love the quote, Sandie.
Happy Monday xx

Wanda's Wings said...

My grandma lived almost to 100 and was as sharp as can be. I just don't see it in my cards.

Cheri said...

OMG she is too cute. If I could be like her I would want to live to be 100. What a stitch.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

If I was in good health and still had my mind I would love to live a long time. This lady is a hoot!
hugs,
Linda

Sweet Tea said...

YES, if I could be healthy with a good quality of life...When we were traveling back from Okla a few weeks ago we stopped at a restaurant where there was a BIG partyntaking p,ace. There was a huge, long table with people of all ages seated around it. The lovely lady seated at the end of the table was celebrating her 102nd birthday!
Amazing!

Beansieleigh said...

Awww.. God bless her! Same here, though. If I'm relatively healthy enough, and my brain still shows SOME signs of communicative intelligence, and I'm not a burden to anyone, then YES, I'd love to live to 100. I guess that's all in God's hands, but I AM trying to eat a little better than I used to! (0; Have a great day! ~tina

Desiree said...

My sentiments exactly, Sandie! If I were assured of reaching 100 with all of my faculties intact, not being a burden to anyone and able to maintain a fairly independent, healthy life, I'd grab the opportunity with both hands. There is so much natural beauty in the world we live in, I know I shall miss it when I'm no longer here to enjoy it all. However, the very last thing I wish is to be old, infirm, incapacitated, burdensome. I will most definitely pull the plug on myself if I ever start to reach that spot!

TexWisGirl said...

God bless Dorothy and Marvin!!! adore her!

and i love the quote you have in your header. God help us all in finding the right ones...

Remington said...

Well, being a Newfie, I doubt I will live to be 100. Beth said she would like that....she has many relatives that have lived to be in there upper 90's and some 100 and over....cool!

blueviolet said...

She is something else!!!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Oh to live to 100 and be happy and healthy and not depending on anyone else -
yep I like that idea!!!

Hope you have a good week Sandie

x Fiona

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sandie Sweetie...
Oh what a gorgeous share this morning. When she walked out with Jay and I saw how small she was, I just knew she was going to be a spit fire. She didn't disappoint either. What a treasure.

I loved her worst and best invention. She was correct on both I believe.

That was one big harmonica she played as well. I have never seen one so large, or could it be that she was so small?

Her laughter was contagious, and she had me smiling and laughing the whole time. Especially when she talked about her dress blowing up and everything down there being a 100 years old, but her hat was brand new. LOVE it.

Thank you for sharing today sweet friend. Another beautiful share. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Munir said...

I don't know about living to be a hundred Sandy, but I would like to be in my senses and independent, up and about as long as I live. Like the quote:)

Nezzy said...

Same here my friend. If I could stay spry and healthy with all my faculties I'd love to push 100. I had a great~grandmother who lived to be 103, a great aunt who was 103 and a great uncle who passed at 104.

Guess I've got some old blood in my fam!

God bless ya and have an extraordinary day sweetie!!!

Rhonda said...

Some days yes 100 sound wonderful other days I am as JOB... wink wink....but so thankful for each day the LORD grants truly...for it is his will for me ....hugs Chatty

Eva Ason said...

I don't know...100...if I have the health yes of course. I'd love to be independent as well.
Hope you're having a good day!
Hugs x

Karen Lange said...

Yes, I'd like to live to 100! :) Thanks for sharing the video. Have fun with your grandson.

Sharon said...

Considering that I'm not smart as a tack right now...

Hmm...yup, I think I'd still like to see 100. Of course, I'd like to get there serving the Lord with every ounce of energy I have!

GOD BLESS!

Sally said...

My maternal grandmother was 104 1/2 and one of her sons 106. I don't think it's in the cards for me, but then again, the Lord will decide.

I'm sorry on days like this that I can't watch video's due to being on dial up. :)

Ann said...

I wouldn't mind living to 100 if I still have it all together but if I'm sitting in a wheelchair drooling all over myself forget it.

Patti said...

I'm with most everyone here...living to be 100 would be great if I've got the health to still enjoy life.

My great-grandmother lived to be 97, and she was sharp as a tack and in good health up until about 2 weeks before she died. In her case, living that long was wonderful, but I have a friend whose 90 year old dad is in a nursing home, with parkinsons and no family living nearby. He's lonely and feeble and can't even hold the phone. That would be a very sad way to live.

Hugs to you,
Patti

Michaele said...

If I still have passion for life left, I would just as soon live.
Love the color of purples on your blog today!

Starry Dawn said...

Good Morning, Sandie!!
Well, today's post is a thought provoking one. Good post anyway!!
Gosh!! I am not sure whether I would like to live 'till my first century in this world, unless I am a sound and healthy lady.
What do you think, Sandie??...
God bless you all!!
All the best,
Poet Starry Dawn.

Cindy Caudle said...

Would I like to live to be 100? I would if I had all of my faculties. If I could be like that dear lady in the show, I think it would be a hoot to see what the future will hold. But if I am a burden on my family, I would rather go silently in my sleep.

Flora said...

If life is like it is right now..no way do I want to live to 100:(

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Not unless a lot of the people I love are still around.

XO,

Sheila

silverthoughts2 said...

Nearly once a week I get told to never get old. Somehow I think this is going to catch up on me someday.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

No, I think often people live way too long. My Dad was in his 90's, but he had Alzheimer's and was in a nursing home for over a year. Prior to that he was in Assisted Living, but for over a year he needed private aides in order to stay there. Most people would be in a nursing home if they were 100. That lady is the exception. Sadly, we've learned to keep people physically alive but not mentally alive. I would not want to put my family through that and hope I die a lot younger in my sleep.

Mevely317 said...

What a gal! ... Love her attitude!
I used to think I wanted to live forevvvver -- yet, I witnessed my own vibrant mother's swift decline from dementia, and that changed my mind.
Great question ... you've given lots of folks something good to ponder.

Shug said...

This lady is a hoot! 100? wow, only if things start to reverse around here and someone invents drinkable elasticity(sp). Oh...and I'd need to get me one of those exercise machines like this lady has...I would say that if you live to be a 100, then you deserve to be a hoot!!

Jennifer said...

reply to my post and photo I'm the one on the left in the cousin photo with the red and white sleeveless top on with the short hair Jenn

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I agree, if I still had it all together I would definitely want to live to 100! I just turned 60 and would love 40 more years. Thanks for stopping over today. I just love all the family pictures on your blog. Your grandchildren are adorable. I want one!!!

That corgi :) said...

Only if I was spry would I want to live to be 100, but not if I was on a lot of meds and had a lot of medical conditions. I saw a report on the Today show (or maybe it was CNN, whatever) about a 104 y/o lady who was still volunteering at the hospital, she looked great. If I was like that, yes. If not, no.

I hope GS has a good conference when it his time!

betty

Doris Sturm said...

I wouldn't mind living to be 100 if I were in good health and could actually enjoy my life, but I don't want to be feeble minded and decrepit at 100 (or any age!)

NOTE: No, Sandie, Yest on the skin DOES not cause allergies - it's the other way around! You can tell if a dog has yeast on their skin. It normally shows up on their bellies and in the ears. It's associated with bad odor and really bad odor (in severe cases) and black skin pigmentation (black dots) and lots of itching cause it itches really badly... I believe there's a skin test the Vet can do. I knew it from having worked for Vets and recognize the odor and my friend on facebook (who is a Vet) saw the black dots on her skin and told me that. She sent me the shampoo and pills to give to her. It's most likely chronic (like allergies are) and I have to always bathe her and treat her. I can keep it under control, but I don't think it'll ever go away completely...not on Weezie anyway.

Doris Sturm said...

(Yeast, I meant to type)

Knitty said...

What a great lady! Thanks for sharing this!

Love Of Quilts said...

Would I like to live to be 100? Not with the pain I have....and I would not like to live and watch my family die before me. Meaning my children and grandchildren. Trish

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a brilliant lady! she's really awesome!. very thought-provoking post, thanks so much for sharing:)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear..yes, I think I would want to if I stay in good health. I think about it more and more of late.
75 was a bit hard to accept...well..ok..not really. I am having too much fun for it to be all that hard. Three birthday cakes, I mean how hard could it be?
Hugs,
Mona

Debbie said...

We have an old family friend from church who is 100 and another one who will (by the grace of God) turn 100 in April. If I can be like THEM I think I would like it, but most folks aren't.

Plus, they have both been without their husbands for a long, long time. I would get powerfully lonely without Sir Lotsa Hair.

Annesphamily said...

Lots of biblical characters lived longer than that! I think if I were healthy I would not mind! I have known some very sharp folks who were into their 90s! Love this!