Biographical Non-Fiction posted July 2, 2022


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Getting old can be fun.

My age

by Willie P. Smith


I can't say enough about how good my eighty-four years have been. I spent sixty-three wonderful years with my first and only love. She started the years of aging with her undying love. She passed seven long years ago. Although I've been alone those years, I have special memories of our love to keep me on the right path.
I was raised on a farm: I know the meaning of hard work. I graduated high school at seventeen and immediately joined the service for four years. Upon separation from the service, I
spent 30 years on the San Diego, California police Department. After retirement, I spent ten years on the Yavapai, Arizona Sheriff Department. Upon my departure from the Sheriff Department, my wife said, "That's enough." We had a total of sixty-three awesome years together. As we aged, we enjoyed a love many only dream about. With four children, nine grandchildren and twenty- one great grandchildren to love, we had fun aging. Of course, my wife did not live to see all of her great grandchildren. God has given me all these years and I have no complaints. He has been with me all of them. Getting old is what we do. You can't live a long life without aging, enjoy it, not everyone gets that privilege. It's believed by some, (reincarnation,) That we keep coming back until we get life right. I don't hold to that belief, but if it is true, I have made my last trip. Like most people, I would like more time but getting to my age has brought some sadness, fun and a lot of excitement.






What it has been like growing old.
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