Ramblings of a Rambler – June 2018
By Bill Watson, Publisher
Prime Time For Seniors ~
Hi Prime Timers! Many years ago, my neighbor would tell me not to plant anything outside until after Mother’s Day. Mother Nature has a cruel sense of humor in Colorado. We’ve been living here for 11 years now and this year was one of the few that we got to enjoy the spring blooms. Most years, as soon as the trees would start to bud it would either snow or hail. It was a wonderful treat to enjoy the sights and aromas of Spring this year. I had to drop a bundle of papers off at Highland Trail Retirement in Broomfield. I parked in their lot and as soon as I got out of the car I was hit with a snout full of Lilac. I felt like one of those old cartoon characters where the aroma picks you up by the nostrils and you float towards the source. As soon as it hit me I sighed “ahhh” (I guess loudly), women sitting on the porch about 100 feet away heard me and started to chuckle. It was heavenly! They said people have been commenting on the great air all morning. The entrance is surrounded by beautiful flowering trees. I was so impressed I told Deb about it and now you folks…
Since we’ve been publishing the Prime Time, Deb and I have met many wonderful people. We really enjoy meeting our readers at the various senior events throughout the year and we appreciate your feedback and input…
We started a new editorial feature this month. I received a call a month or so ago from a gentleman from the Greater Denver Area who wanted to submit his writings to be published in the paper. He goes by the pen name “New John”. He then sent me an email of his bio and also in the mail the private collection of his poetry. Here is his bio: “As an 80 year old ordinary retired guy, I had a stroke incident which included a near death experience. Upon recovery, I started writing poetry and presently have over 100 pieces in a volume titled “Musings from an Ordinary Man,” observations and insights after 80! I’ve remained anonymous using the pen name “New John” which simply acknowledges the “borrowed time” I’m living on presently…time that seems to be giving me a unique perspective on humanity”.
The monthly feature will be called Musings From An Ordinary Man, Observations and In-sights (After Age Eighty). We are pleased and grateful John thought of us to share his words with our readers. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do… Thank you “New John.”