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3/10/2019 12:10:00 AM
Age Comes With This ???
Written March 5, 2019

Judge Rembert
Guest Columnist


As she aged there were many unexpected...
Unexpected happenings...
Things she never thought of...
Some things she was not ready for...

As she aged so did her friends...
Friends and family members...
She had not thought of that reality...
When she was young...
Young and healthy...
They too were young and healthy...



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For a while, things were simple...
But life is always changing...
She got past the age of reproduction...
She nor her friends had those problems...
But now they had granddaughters...
Showers to attend...
Diapers and wipes to deal with again...

As friends age she had new issues...
Cancer rears its head...
How do you deal with that...
How do you face cancer with a Friend...
A Friend of many years...
A Friend you have shared 20 years with...
How do you say, “I am sorry”...
How do you fix your hair to go see...
See your Friend who has no hair...

Who prepares you for what is right...
Maybe nothing is right...
Maybe the love in your heart will help...
Help you say the right things...
Things that will help you...
Help you help her...
Help her face you with hair on your head...

Excuse me but when does this get better???

--- More About Judge Rembert: WWII made Judge an only child when her half-brother was killed in the war. She lived in a tiny town in South Carolina until she was eight and her Mother went to work. She was sent to a boarding school in Belmont, N.C. From that time on she has lived back and forth in the two Carolinas. They are both home. She was born dyslexic and did not know what the problem was or that it had a name until she was about 45. She was unable to spell so she never put words on paper until she was 65 and had a computer with spell check. She comes from a long line of story tellers and a Mother that taught her much by telling stories. Stories about people and how they faced life and how they dealt with problems. If you read what she writes you may hear her Mother and her Grandmother talking to her. She is thrilled to know that anyone reads her words and finds them interesting. Oh, she is 75 now and she now makes her home in Aiken, S.C. If you like Judge’s writings or would like to comment on them let her know by emailing judgerembert@bellsouth.net.


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