Sometimes life is just a series of little events that make me laugh
by John Chase
I’ve been retired for about a year and have not found myself to be bored or at a loss for something to do. Each day is a series of small events that I don’t mind doing (such as walking the dog, cleaning windows or spending an inordinate amount of time brushing my teeth.)
Now this entails flossing, water picking, then electric toothbrushing to the point of my satisfaction. My teeth and gums are in the best shape they’ve ever been now that I have the time to spend on it.
I look at what I’ve written and say to myself, “When did you you become so obsessive, John? I assure you that I’m not; in fact my lax attitude regarding dental care is why I probably have so many crowns and bridges in my mouth.
There’s a movie starring Kathleen Turner called Peggy Sue Got Married in which Peggy, a middle aged woman, is magically transported to her high school years in the early 1960’s. She sees and lives many wondrous and emotional moments and, at one point asks her grandfather what he would do differently if he could do life over again. She was looking and expecting some answer of astounding relevance but his response (as he looked at himself in the bathroom mirror) was, “I’d take better care of my teeth!” I always thought that was ironically funny and it pops into my head often when I’m brushing and flossing.
But, enough of that.
Sometimes life is just a series of little events that make me laugh. I enjoy laughing and humor was a sidelight to my working days. I drew and wrote cartoons that I occasionally sold to magazines for extra money (and for the feeling of immortality).
Being new to this blog site, I’ll attempt to upload a sample; hope it works.
In the meantime, enjoy the retirement life!