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Retired after 50 what next?

Posted by Sharon Sommerville on November 7, 2010 at 6:52 PM Comments comments (7)

Years ago when I was a young girl in conversation with my Mom I said: "I don't want to get old." Since my statement made no sense, my Mom said to me: "You can die young and make a pretty corpse." By her quip I saw the foolishness of my declaration.  She knew I meant I did not want to get old and wrinkled.  My Mom was always quick witted with a sharp tongue.  I am now of that age I considered ’old’. It’s not old at all.  Now I am faced with a dilemma: I  rushed suddenly into retirement, a little earlier than planned .  It turned out to be a good decision. My children are grown I am an empty nester.  While working I felt connected.  Now I fell disconnected, so what is next?  Post a blog on my page of ideas to get connect again.   

Enjoying Life

Posted by sharonsommerville on January 9, 2008 at 10:29 PM Comments comments (2)

As a child I was taken to the Detroit Historical Museum, (pictures up coming) I loved visiting the "Old Streets of Detroit" replica in the Museum basement. I'll let my pictures speak for it. I feel it is a place for every child and Adult to visit. I was also taken the Detroit Public Library Main Branch on Woodward Avenue. I felt the old building was a Castle turned into a library and as I wandered through the different rooms I imagined that I lived at the library and it was my home not just the library. Another favorite place to visit is the Art Institute I will be adding photos of my next visit to the Art institute. As a teen I took Art classes at the Detroit Institute and spent many summer days drawing charcoal still life and oil painting the court yard!


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