The weekend of September 11th my family and I hosted my Grandfather’s WWII ship’s reunion. These men and their wives have been meeting since the fifties once a year. It’s become a small group, but an inspirational group. Almost everyone of them is in their late eighties or early nineties and they are active and living life.

Alice, who helped start the reunions, told me you have to plan on being here next year. Then she said, “Look at me. I just had my hip replaced and I’m here. Sometimes working through a little pain is good for you.”

While I don’t want to advocate anyone working through pain, it is her attitude that makes her life so rich. And every year when I see these people, I’m reminded why they are referred to as The Greatest Generation. I admire them all and I love listening to their stories.

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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