I am mulling over setting up a new page on my blog called ‘Diary of an Emerging Elder’…..whilst I mull, check out this post which celebrates feisty Elder-hood!

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With a quiet strength
Old women with shovels can
Handle anything

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This post is dedicated to all the old women with shovels I know.  I hope to be one of you someday. 

Did you see the article about the 85-year-old woman from Alaska whose husband was being trampled by a moose? She grabbed a shovel and used it to beat the moose until it took off. It was 30 below; they had been out walking their dogs.

I love this woman.  In fact, I know several old women with shovels who are amazing role models for me.

These are not “old ladies”. Old ladies carry handbags.  You give up your seat on the bus to old ladies because you fear for their hips.  Old women carry shovels, or the metaphorical equivalent. You give up your seat to them  in deference to their fortitude and the paths they have quietly…

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  1. Thanks for the re-post!

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