“One thing is certain, and I have always known it – the joys of my life
have nothing to do with age”
— May Sarton
I am 83,5 years old.
At 80 (or 90?) we are close to the mental and spiritual peak,
we have a bit of life experience and we still remember
what is love and sex. .
I’d like to stay young in mind and spirit and to enjoy every
minute of my life.
My greatest joy and love is my family.
Reading, photography and playing chess are the greatest pleasures.
Walking and exercising keep me fit.
Politics and economics, international affairs and philosophy,
music and art are of interest to all of us.
Blogging allows to learn daily, to communicate, to share
interests and feelings.
I already found many talented people who are now my good friends. I’ll do my best to
make this blog interesting.
Lovely blog- very inspiring. Stay in touch
Is “stay in touch” addressed to both of us? 😉
ha of course! 🙂
Hello JF, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you are inspired. Wonderful blog!
Yes, Jane, I like your pictures very much! Best to you!
Thanks for dropping by my blog again! 🙂
Please don’t thank me every time. 😉
I can’t remember which novel from Rafael Sabatini it was or the exact quote but it was something like this.
It’s not the years that make a man old. He is old when he has no more hope and illusions.
I like your blog. Mature, interesting and with deep thoughts.
I love the word “mature”! Hope to be mature several more decades. Best to you!
Thank you for following my blog. Look forward to sharing more with you. xoxo Anais
Best to you!
Muchas gracias por leerme y seguir mi blog.
Me encanta la foto de inicio de su blog.
My pleasure! Best to you!
Igualmente. Un saludo.
Hola! I just nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Feel free to accept or ignore! 🙂
Thank you for the nomination but my blog is a NO AWARD blog. I appreciate very much reblogs and links on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Best to you!
I’m sorry for that and did not mean to cause any offense. I hope that you will get some new visitors through those exploring the nominations. 🙂
Oh, no! I am grateful and hope to get more visitors from your nomination. BTW, congratulations to you!
Thank you but actually these awards are a double edged sword to be sure … I have now worked out how to display the badges and hope that it will put people off double nominating me 😉
Hello JF, what an inspirational introduction. I dropped in to thank you for following my blog – The Reluctant Retiree, and I paused to have a look around. What an eclectic collection of beautiful observations . I will be following you also.
I hope we’ll cross our ways many times. Best to you!
Thank you for following my blog. We are of the same era and I feel we will understand each other.
I hope so but I lived first 40 years in the USSR. You can read about it in my posts about life there if you go to the page “My writings”.
PS I love your header picture.
It’s part of a Pocono Manor (small town in Pennsylvania) golf course. There are many photos of Pocono Manor in the blog.
Thanks JF you inspire me. You have enormous amount of energy to blog regularly, what’s the secret?
It’s simple. I enjoy learning and sharing. And I am retired. 😉
Hello JF, and thanks for following my blog! I’m inspired by you, and looking forward to your updates!
thank you JF for the follow
Hey JF a big thank you for looking in on my recent post today. Hope it gave you smile as we can never have enough of those.
Yes, it did! 😉 Best to you!
And vice-verse :o)
Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.
Best to you!
Thanks. & to you too, my friend
Anytime I come across someone using same theme – Twenty Eleven – I pause and check their blog.
Yours is a wonderful blog!! Loved reading ‘About’ you – sums up whole life – past, present, future. You are an inspiration 🙂
Nobody knows future! Present exist only a moment. Past is the most important! Every day I continue to learn its lessons and enjoy the gift of life. Best to you!
Very true! Past is gone but at least it was/is real. Future may not even happen. Great insightful thoughts. Thanks.
😉 Best to you!
I came to your blog through a random accident. I’m staying because I like it very much. You are an artist on so many levels. I’ll look forward to reading/seeing more of your work.
Same here, best to you!
It’s always a pleasure to find someone of like mind. I’m so pleased you found my blog so I could find yours!
I am very pleased to find you (the blog is your reflection)!
I’m glad I found your blog… You are such inspirational person, with amazing energy… Just, I enjoyed your blog!
Hi, Ana. Love your blog and your paintings! Best to you!
Thanks for following! I am so inspired! WOW! #Suzie81SpeaksPartyGuest
My pleasure! Glad to meet you at the party!
Thank you for following my blog. I am very inspired and impressed by your blog. I hope that in a few more years I can be as vital and energetic as you are.
I am sure you will be still wonderful Good Woman at any age! Best to you!
When I grow up I hope to live like you do:) Thank you for visiting my blog!
It’s a pleasure to find your blog and meet you! Best to you!
Glad I found my way here. It’s nice to “meet” you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Were the Pocono Manor photos taken in the Pennsylvania Poconos? I grew up not too too far from there.
Right. Pocono Manor is 2 miles from Mount Pocono (another charming city).
I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the Bloggers award which you can read about here – http://14weeksworthofsocks.com/2015/04/20/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/ – I won’t be offended if you don’t do a blog post about it 🙂
Thank you for nomination. The blog is a no award blog. Best to you!
No problem. 🙂
Hi! I don’t think I’ve said my thank-you so THANK YOU for the FOLLOW!!! So coincidental, too, that your initials are the same as mine (mine was JF until the first week of January 15, he he)….Think I’ll have a look around your blog 🙂
I was wondering if you would be willing to help me out with something. Recently, you liked my post, “How to Know You’re Enough!” …on my blog, begintobelieve.com.
It really seemed to resonate with a lot of women; I guess we can all relate to the overwhelming-ness of being female in todays’ society.
Anyway,because this post resonated with so many, I’ve decide to write an ebook entitled “How to Know You’re Enough!” – The Manual- The Female Edition.
It will be a comprehensive, funny and honest list of everything we do, every day, for everyone, more or less!
Would you be interested in making your list of everything you do, every day, for everyone, more or less, to possibly be included in the book? And If I use any “unique” items on your list, I will include your name as a contributor to the book!
Your list can be anything you consistently do for anyone or anything that takes you time, mind and effort…things you do consciously or unconsciously, quietly or out loud!
So if you’re interested and have questions, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can just send over your list to the same email address along with your full name and email anytime prior to July 1st.
And if you know any other wonderful females that might like to be a part of this project please feel free to pass it along!
I know you have a lot on your list, so I really appreciate you taking the time. Thanks so much for considering it!
Robin, I am very busy today on recovering after serious illness. No other projects seem important and can be considered.
JF, you have my prayers for a full recovery.
Thank you! Best to you!
80 is only a number. This feels like the youth of a free spirit~
Thank you. Enjoy life!
What a lovely space you have created. Looking forward to following. My best to you.
Hope we’ll cross our ways many times. Best to you!
Wow! I’m so chuffed a positive person like you has chosen to follow my blog! Thanks and I do hope you come away with a smile or two when you visit! 😉
No doubts about it! Best to you!
Many of these!! 😉
Thank you for following my blog. I read some of your lovely posts, what a fascinating life. And I know Queens well!
My pleasure to discover your blog. Best to you!
Thank you very much for following my blog. It’s wonderful that person at your age is dealing with blogging! All the best to you 🙂
It’s a pleasure to discover your blog. Best to you!
Thanks for the follow–I thought I was already following yours! Yay!
I also thought that I followed your blog. Best to you!
You have a beautiful blog dear. I was intrigued to read it and was wondering if you and I could be collaborators. I am a new blogger and started my humble blog some three months ago and had almost 3,300 followers. I believe blogging community is the most supportive and encouraging community. I want some writers as well. I kept unwell and was looking for someone who would like to post on my blog too. I would be highly obliged if you take a look at my blog and allow me an opportunity to collaborate with you. I love to write and write for some Ezines and Webzines like Roberta Pimentel and The Millionaire’s Digest.
Hi, Sakhi. Happy New Year! How do you see our collaboration? Is it just reblogs? Is it guest posts? Anything else?
Are you particularly interested in writing? What topics? Please let me know and then we can try it.
I like your blog and I like your attitude.
What can be better? I like you!