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Almond Greenway / Blog

105 years old

It is 19 September 2011. I have been alive for well over 20000 days at this time. For all the awkward things that have cropped up in my life, for me the good still balances out the bad, and I would be perfectly happy, provided my brain still functions, happily do another 20000 days or more.

A couple of days ago I sang to some senior citizens one of whom had been alive for over 38000 days and she griped my hand after the show, and thanked me for singing, and told me how much she had enjoyed the afternoon. Oh to be so grateful and fit at 105 years of age.

I wake up and think wow I have another day, what can I do to make it better than yesterday. Sadly some folks, I have about me, do not have the same swing in their minds, some pay lip service but then let themselves down in their actions.

A teacher in primary school made us stay in after school, every one of the three hundred children sat there, on the floor, in the late afternoon heat of summer. Mr Keening (He became the Mayor of Lambeth) told us to watch the clock for a minute and then he said "that minute has gone, it will never return please never waste another". I hope that I never have, and I strive never to, because I do not know how many days there will be. Have a good one. Almond