Friday, October 9, 2009


One of the things on my "bucket list" was to read the Bible cover to cover. The King James version that I received for comfirmation is the one I read. It is finished (pat,pat). King James is probably one of the hardest to understand, but it really suprised me how much of it was familiar. I have on loan from Janell a study version with questions and answers and a text that is easier to understand. This one will take longer because of the q's & a's. Each evening depending on how late, how alert, or how tired I am, I read a chapter or more before I go to bed at night.

In the beginning (ok, I plagarized) man (man meaning the human race) lived hundreds of years until God decided that man should live only 120 years. Has anyone in modern times lived that long? I don't think so. There does seem to be a lot more people reaching the century mark, but what is the quality of their lives? Most of them are in nursing homes just waiting to die. They can't get around, don't recognize their families and can't even go to the kitchen and get a dish of ice cream or a cookie if they want it. What kind of impact would a cure for alzheimers have on nursing homes? They could go home to their spouses or to an apartment where they could watch soaps or games shows or the news channel and eat their ice cream and cookies whenever they felt like it. On nice days they could get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature. Especially this time of year when the trees are the most colorful. Coffee or tea with maybe a game of cards or scrabble with friends or quilting at a senior center would also be options.

I really don't know where I am going with this. It is all just rambling on about thoughts of living to be 120. Living to be 120 is not on my bucket list, but "living" until I die is. Have a nice life :).