Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

"It was the best of times....."

Here is the Christmas Letter from my Great Great Aunt (in her 90s):

"It was the best of times; it was the worst of times."

It really hasn't been a great year. We have had everything from surgeries to subterranian termites. However, it could have been worse, and it is improving.

In July, I went to Spain with X, Y, and my great granddaughter Z. We rented a car and an apartment south of Granada and took day trips. Enjoyable and restful.

Hubby and I spent 4 days in San Francisco at Thanksgiving. Saw the new de Young Museum and the Hotshipsut Exhibit. Christmas we will take the trailer to A's and go to the desert after we leave B.

In January, X, Y and I will have a long weekend together in San diego just the three of us.

May you have a Blessed Christmas and a really good New Year!

Love,

Great Great Aunt and Uncle
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Now, I ask you - is this a woman wallowing in self pity? It must have been a rough year and yet she writes about all the great stuff she's done all year and her plans for next year. IN HER 90s!!
And to think I have these genes! I hope they "took."

16 Comments:

Blogger David said...

What a great attitude and she is in her 90's? That is so unlike my MIL whom I adore.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Lauri said...

Your aunt is a great role model, for all of us. I hope I'm still kickin' it in Spain when I'm in my 90's.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

We should all be so fortunate. Thanks for sharing that with us.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

What's wrong with her? She clearly does not complain enough. Perhaps she should see a specialist?

10:20 AM  
Blogger David said...

tod - sick me - I wanted to hear more about the subterranian termites!!

no matter if our life is short or long it only comes to us one day at a time, make the most of this one and leave the future in the capable hands of Father God.

off to apply more slate, to beautify a small part of the planet.

10:31 AM  
Blogger ddddddddddddddddddddd said...

Well I certainly think those genes "took" as you are already so clearly wonderful. Thank you for that big hug this morning, it made a world of difference to wake up to that. At least I'll still have my kidlets over the Christmas holidays to keep me company. And next year is going to get even better. So here's back at ya (((((WW)))))

11:44 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

No kidding! Wow I'd like to be that active in my 90s. The body does what the mind tells it. Sounds like hers is pretty bossy and persuasive!

11:53 AM  
Blogger FTS said...

For the short time I've been visiting here, I can say with great confidence they indeed took -- and then some. I see a woman witha great sense of humor, of self, and who would be a lot of fun to be around. It is you who bless us by allowing us to be a part of it. :)

11:57 AM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Fantastic. Believe it or not, I'm a great uncle.

Hey, I appologize for the stuff that happened in my comments section. I deleted the ugly ones. I hope you never read them and I hope none of those folks bothered you over here.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

That is amazing! So many people think that you are just supposed to get old, sick and then... well, you know. It just does not have to be that way and this amazing woman is proof of that. How lucky you are!

3:04 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

How absolutely fabulous! That is one Christmas letter I wouldn't mind receiving . . . she sounds like such a divine lady - I hope she keeps on enjoying life for many more years to come, and sending you lovely letters of her wonderful adventures.

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I hope you'll visit again soon. Stop by any 'ole time . . .

3:38 PM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

I sort of understand what she is saying with the Dickens quote, and that's how I would describe MY year--the Dickens quote to me sort of says the year was like a roller coster; there were tremendous highs and lows; some things were going really great, and some things went $h!tty.

Anyway, yes--it is a miracle that she is in her 90's and still getting around.

5:47 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

God Bless her; she reminds me of my grandmother who died at 92 and my great-grandmother, at 93. They didn't travel a lot, but they were active until the end.

1:25 AM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

May I be so miserable in Spain too... I love the elderly who are still enjoying life in their twilight years. I want to go out kicking and screaming at my 100th birthday party.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll bet your aunt was one of the folks that airport security pulled aside and made her take off her shoes and then went through her carryon luggage. What a wonderful woman (and her husband) to go all out in her life. I'll bet she is a mighty spunky gal. You are fortunate to have such great relatives. I wish I did! Always complaining - that's all I get. Old Baldy

11:41 AM  
Blogger momzilla said...

Yeah her for making plans. my grandmother was 97 when she left this world and my Dad just recently left and he had just turned 90 so I guess I have a long way yet

11:25 PM  

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