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Ms. Millie, the sassy so called senior that some call a motivational force, cordially invites you to join her quest to stay youthful and feel better, inside & out.

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Dec '11

Young at Heart

Tomorrow will mark the first week into my 75th year and I marvel at the disbelief each time I say it.  Maybe because when I was all of sixteen my friend Ellen and I teased about being 30 and thought we would be old.  The forties would bring wrinkles, Oxford’s and old lady house-dresses and by the time the fifties rolled around we would be considered ancient.  Ironically Patti a good friend from my high school days reminded me only last week in an email that we had managed to live three-quarters of a century.

“When I first read it I chuckled and yet after a while I seemed to have second thoughts as it seemed to portray me as a relic or a museum piece, perhaps even a has been.  It amazed me to believe how a few choice words could play havoc with ones outlook on life.”  Mainly mine!

When I arrived in New York and sat with my son and family over a cup of coffee I casually mentioned it to him for his reaction. Well he said “Mom how about seven and half decades, how does that sound to you?  This he said nonchalantly with a grin on his handsome face.”

I decided that the numeric 75 fits me the best as I  have always felt younger than my years and as silly as a school girl.

You see, Ms Millie still loves to blush and feel the patter of a racing heart.

And so my plan is to sing and dance all the way to a couple of more decades.   Then I might consider being over the hill!!

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