MOVE FERRYING US NEARER OUR FINAL RESTING PLACE

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We’re moving.

Moving up, that is.

To the third floor of a retirement home.

For the elderly.

Lou and I hardly qualify.

Because we’ll only be 89 this spring.

Someone said that’s moving up.

Wouldn’t be surprised if I could remember…

Meanwhile,  we’ve been cleaning up.

A house we’ve occupied for 40 years.

Now is the time to downsize.

Take half of what you plan, they say.

They are people who moved up

And no longer cook meals

But meet three times daily

In the dining room.

So much to change

Address, telephone number…*

The list goes on and on,

But it’s time to halt this solemn chant

As Lou and I move up.

Two stories nearer

Our final resting place.

 

* 50 Ruby Ave., No. 327, Eugene, OR 97404

Phone: 541-607-2409