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A Couple Living into Their Seventies

He and me are the sweeties.

By Denise E LindquistPublished about a month ago 4 min read
A Couple Living into Their Seventies
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My hubby asked me how many days have 30 days in the year. Then he said, I believe there is a saying but I can’t remember it. I told him that is what I remember too. Then he looked at the calendar and said there are 31 days in this month.

The very next day I said so is tomorrow the 31st or the 1st. This is how our conversations work in our 70s. I had forgotten what he just told me yesterday. Again he went to the calendar, only this time he came back laughing.

He had already turned his calendar forward, so it was May that had the 31 days and if we would have remembered the ditty, we would have known that too. Each month he moves the calendar forward before the end of the month.

Why? I’m not sure and if we had the conversation, I don’t remember. But below is the ditty to help to remember how many months have 30 days:

Thirty days hath September,

April, June, and November;

All the rest have thirty-one,

Except February, which has twenty-eight alone.

The credit goes to Bing for the above note.


Hubby is so funny, how and why he does the things he does

I love that man as he keeps me laughing, not at him but along with him.

He attempted to grow hair on the top of his head this winter and grew fuzz.

I love my bald-headed man and the way he has his own gym.

At 74, he counts the days until Sunday when we can fool around

He shaves and showers, and takes good care of the teeth he has

He has worked on changing oil, or other work on machines on the ground

His best enjoyment around the house is teasing his wife, he likes to razz

We keep busy most days, it is fun when we get to take a day off and play

We enjoy riding motorcycle, although our children aren’t so sure about that

Many 100s of hours on the 4-wheelers and I haven’t gone out in many a day

He teases me and will catch me off guard, my favorite name for him is Brat!

We love to laugh

and have cried together

Life isn’t always a bath

Sometimes it is bad weather!


In reading this to the hubby, he said, “It’s okay that you write my stuff in there but what about yours?” So here is mine from today. I told him I was in Caribou after group and when they asked for my phone number, I couldn’t remember it! He said, “Yes, that happens to me too.”

Then I said, I know that happens to you, but it never happens to me. I went off my progesterone cream and lost my brain is what it seems like, and I won’t get it back for several days yet! He helped but can’t fix it. No one can yet.

I’m making a move to try to help this condition but I will not hold my breath until I see that it works.

Then I was telling him that I listened to one week of Doctors, scientists, specialists on substance use disorders and eating disorders, and people who are Vegans, everyone in-between, and then Carnivores spoke too.

There were probably eight hours each day of speakers being interviewed by the ‘Sugar-free man’. Interestingly, he switched from Vegan to Ketogenic and is now Carnivore in his late 60s.

Everyone of them, and I listened to most (56 experts), agreed that sugar/processed food needed to be cut out of everyone's diet. Especially everyone with an addiction, but generally everyone.

They attributed everything wrong with people from body problems like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease to Mental Health, dementia and Alzheimer's and more to our diet.

So after all of that I am gearing up to work on giving up processed food and sugar/both glucose and fructose. I don’t expect it to be easy and I have given up sugar and flour before and went through withdrawals. I don’t look forward to any of it.

My hubby isn’t on board with me about this and it doesn’t matter as we eat separate things for most meals now. Stay tuned for more as this progresses. I did tell him that if he becomes someone with Alzheimer's or dementia, I am taking him off sugar and flour!

He just laughed. I am diabetic, overweight, have AFIB and a type of cancer that was treatable not curable 11 years ago. So this is way more important for me to do this than for him, who lifts weights and exercises for almost two hours everyday, except Sunday.

So stay tuned!


First published by Mercury Press in medium.com

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About the Creator

Denise E Lindquist

I am married with 7 children, 27 grands, and 12 great-grandchildren. I am a culture consultant part-time. I write A Poem a Day in February for 8 years now. I wrote 4 - 50,000 word stories in NaNoWriMo. I write on Vocal/Medium weekly.

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  • Mark Grahamabout a month ago

    You gave me a lot to think about. Good work.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    I totally agree about the sugar and fast food too. Canned foods and any other food with high preservatives should be avoided as well. But then again, even someone who only eats fruits and vegetables would get diseases because of the pesticides and other nonsense. So sad

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Totally agree with you statement, "They attributed everything wrong with people from body problems like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease to Mental Health, dementia and Alzheimer's and more to our diet." Fantastic lifestyle story!!💕❤️❤️

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