Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beyond years

Tomorrow I have a date for lunch with two ladies who live at my Guava Gardens Apartments. They are Dora and Rosalie who are best friends with each other.

These two are unusual women. They both have a spectacular outlook on their lives. Happy and optimistic are both these ladies. I like them both a lot!

Our date begins at 11am, tomorrow. The three of us will travel in my car to the nearby City of Santee where we we have a Hibachi reservation at the Okawa Japanese Steakhouse.

Why beyond years?
I have titled this blog, "Beyond years".  Because when I first got to know these ladies, the thing that stood out about them was their years, their age. However, after a short time I began to see behind their eyes. Dora who is 104 and Rosalie who is 83 are not old women.

They are both young ladies. They just happen to be living in the bodies of old women. What a good time the three of us are going to have!

Photo explanation
I take responsibility for this photo. Rosalie and Dora who are always smiling, did not get a chance to smile. In fact, they did not get a chance to even swallow their food before I took their pic!

For some reason, I snapped this pic without saying anything to them. Luckily, they were observant and saw me readying to snap their pic and they both turned toward the camera.

We all had a swell lunch at Okawa Steak House & Sushi. Neither Rosalie or Dora had ever eaten at a Japanese hibachi. They really got a kick out of it.

Rosalie is in the background and Dora in the foreground



  1. I'm sure all 3 of you will have a marvellous time on your date. Enjoy.

  2. George, that sounds like a wonderful time to be had...one of my best friends is 92 - her son and I are just days apart in age - we talk on the phone every day and just enjoy each other.

  3. A lot of people can't see beyond the age of people, but I think most of us feel much younger than our years. It's nice when people see that. I'll bet they both have a great sense of humor, as well as an optimistic outlook. What a wonderful time you three will have. Please post about your lunch! :)

  4. A young man in his early 20's befriend me while working for the State of AZ. At break when I'd walk, he'd join me and soon we a few fellow workers walking with us. Anyway, I'd laugh because he'd say 'can you be my date' whenever there was office function i.e. Xmas party, potluck, cookout. We even went to a Halloween party together outside the office. I was 69 years old. This young man is extraordinary because he is comfortable with all age groups...not self conscious at all which put everyone at ease. Of course being a granny, I was use to hanging out with my youngsters...I have grandkids in their 20's & we hang out when they visit. I'm sure my young friend will go far in life. I consider him my adopted grandson :-)

    1. Lot of auto correct in above...i.e. he is not 'my youngster' but that is what the auto correct added LOL. George have a fabulous time at your luncheon. I laughed a lot with my young friend because he had a way of saying things only a young person would....reminded me of my granddaughter...she too are like peas and carrots.

  5. Have a great time George! I love meeting people who are much older than me but seem so much younger. Age is only a number, it is up to the individual on whether they want to act that age or not.


  6. hi, George! I am sure you will have a good time tomorrow. This post reminds me of my dear mother-in-law. She lived 97 years, but she never got old. She was always good for a laugh. Loved playing cards with her friends. Oh, to be able to stay young-at-heart like she did!!!
    It seems your friends have done the same.

  7. Lovely ladies, George!

  8. What a good man you are. I'm sure you have brightened up their days by taking them out to dinner.