Tuesday, August 23, 2011

GOOD EYESIGHT: What A Wonderful Blessing!

1947 - POINT PLEASANT BIG BLACKS
Number 59, I played defensive left end and offensive right tackle
We are each blessed in different ways.  Although my nose is straight, inside it is plain, old garbage.  When I was young I boxed and played football before the days of helmets with face masks.  MY SENSE OF SMELL LEAVES A LOT TO BE DESIRED!  By the way, this is seldom a handicap and often a blessing in and of its self.

NO, I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS SIGN
I'll watch for it!

A DEFINITE HANDICAP IS A HEARING LOSS!  I do not hear well.  That is probably because of the many years I worked in an area of heavy, loud machinery or high pitched steam leaks.

 If you won't mention it to my wife, sometimes I use my lack of hearing to an advantage also, like in, "Oh! Did You Ask Me To Do that, Dear".

My eyesight, however, is marvelous.  I have worn bifocals since I was age 42 but I can see the smallest print at the greatest distances.  My eyesight is actually better than 20/20.  In great sorrow, I admit that I did not pass this gene on to my children and my wife's eyesight is very poor.  I AM THANKFUL FOR THIS BLESSING!

The size of my blog print has been "normal".  A faithful reader just notified me, however, of her dificulty reading the blog because the print was a weeeeeeeeeee bit small.  WHAT AN EASY PROBLEM TO SOLVE.

READING IS SUCH A BLESSING!  If you have older friends who do not read much, consider that they may have difficulty seeing the print.  They might respond very favorably to gifts on subject matter in which they have an interest with large print.

EASY TO HOLD, ANY SIZE PRINT, WELL LIGHTED
I dearly love my Kindle
I also like the inexpensive cost of books on Kindle

If they like to read, consider giving them a Kindle.  My extended family all pitched in to buy my Kindle with additional funds for my first few books.  You can select the size print, you can have light directly on your story and the Kindle is so easy to hold, the latter being very important to a lot of seniors.

CANNING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WAS A WAY OF LIFE
In earlier days, America was strictly a "No Workee-No Eatee" society.  
Try giving reading material to your older loved ones with nostalgia of days gone by.  You would be surprised how interested your seniors are in current, day-to-day happenings but they also greatly enjoy reminiscenes about the movies, the fashions, the cars and other aspects of life when they were young.

As the song says, "Count your blessings, name them one by one".

God bless you and yours!


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