Fingers Crossed – This Will Be Me!

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This story literally made me laugh out loud.  The headline said:

“Disoriented and dazed” – How two elderly men felt after escaping their nursing home and going to a heavy metal festival.

Now I understand this wouldn’t be so amusing if someone got hurt, but in this case, everyone was found and returned home safely and all in one piece.

The age of these gentlemen wasn’t revealed in this article, but I could just picture two elderly men sneaking out of their nursing home, just like teenagers, and finding their way to a heavy metal concert.  It was 3:00am when they were found and they did not want to leave the four-day festival.  How did they get there?  I have no idea.  But I love the fact that they refuse to let their old age stop them from living.  It didn’t matter how old they were – they still wanted to have fun, explore and take a chance.  If you’d like to read more, check this out:

Truly, I hope I’m lucky enough to be this feisty and adventurous and filled with fun for the rest of my days.  I’ve met so many people who say: “I’m too old for that.”  My hope is that those words never cross my lips and that I live every moment in wonder and gratitude and laughter.   I often think of the quote by Rose Tremain:  “Life is not a dress rehearsal.”  We get one chance, so give it your best shot.  Whether it’s biking or knitting or cooking or … heavy metal concerts.

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4 thoughts on “Fingers Crossed – This Will Be Me!”

  1. Liz Collins says:

    I love that attitude, Nancy! Too many make their age an excuse for not doing something. As long as I have a heartbeat I will keep pursuing my dream. Thank you!!

    1. Nancy Depcik says:

      I LIKE that – as long as I have a heartbeat. You and me, Liz, refusing to let age get the best of us!

  2. Carol Rice says:

    You will be as feisty and as adventurous as you are now until the very end! You will go down kicking and screaming all the way girlfriend! And that’s what I love about you!

    1. Nancy Depcik says:

      Like the saying says: I’ll slide into my grave with a martini in one hand and a chocolate bar in the other… Or something like that!

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