Rambling Prose...

Rambling Prose...
.Let's take a walk together.....

Monday, May 10, 2010


My God...another year has gone by again!  Celebrated my 71st year on Planet Earth on May 9th.  I'm feeling terrific!  I walk 2-5 miles, 3 times a week in my neighborhood, and have started back doing upper body exercises (push ups, sit ups, etc.), and generally watching what I eat.
Paula and I went out with friends the other night to celebrate my birthday at The Raven in Prescott.  Great band...Eric Miller Band...and we "danced the night away!"  We haven't lost our "stuff"...people seem to enjoy watching youngsters like us dancing!  
As I've said so many times before..."The Secret of Life Is Enjoying The Passage Of Time"....and I believe we are doing that.  After all, what are our options?  We are making every effort to live each day to its fullest.  Laughing as much as possible; crying a bit when its necessary.  Still paying attention to life...and trying to gain some bit of wisdom on the way!
Let me share a favorite line or two from a wonderful book...The Velveteen Rabbit.
     "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse.  "You become.  It takes a long time.  That's why it doesn't often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.  Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby.  But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
Hope that made some sense.  If not, you need to work on your "understanding."

Love to All of You..
Larry & Paula


  1. Your birthday celebration this year was lots of fun for everyone! You/we seemed to blend in beautifully with the crowd at The Raven. The music was so infectuous it moved many of us to get up and sway and move to the beat. I agree that this is a birthday to remember!

  2. Love your musings about the passage of time...and the wonderful reference from The Velveteen Rabbit! You're Real now and we love the Larry who's become one of our dearest friends! What fun we had celebrating your birthday with you & Paula at The Raven! The music and dancing was the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing your special birthday evening (and decadent whipped cream chocolate pudding) with us!

    Love, Mary Ann & Tom