I began "Silent Generation" thinking that I would warn my readers about what happens when they grow old. I have designed and implemented websites and blogs in the past, so I know how to do it, even though the technology changes constantly and seems to get more complex all the time.
Nevertheless, I have gotten The Silent Generation up and running. I believe that this blog has a purpose and that it might be valuable to someone.
I had a blog once called The Halleson Post. Over time it attracted a fair number of followers especially for my Cambodian connections and even more for my Norwegian-American posts. I still get comments about my Norwegian-American heritage even though I haven't posted anything new on that blog for several years. I just got too busy. Keeping up a blog is not for the faint of heart.
Neither is aging (for the faint of heart, that is.)
So as my hair changes from brown to gray, and I enter the middle of my eighth decade, I am slowing down, but don't count me out yet. After experiencing a deep-brain stroke a year ago, right after the COVID-19 pandemic started, I have had some challenges especially in walking and with balance issues. With physical and occupational therapy, I made progress. I was able to stop using the rollator (walker) and to stop using my cane, but continued to wobble all over when I walked.
It helps that I saved enough money over the years to move into a Life Plan community where there is a continuum of care from living independently, to living with assistance, to a skilled nursing department that includes memory care. All around me are men and women struggling with the coming of old age. All of them are like me in that they prepared financially for this day, but different in the way that old age manifests itself among us with our various physical conditions.
Right now it's the stiffness that I feel when getting up from a chair that bothers me most. I guess that if that is my worst condition, I should count myself lucky. I'm still above the grass, so to speak....
RZ: Sorry, but I kind of rambled on there. I'll try to do better in the future.