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Letter to the editor: Living on hope and good luck in Blackpool

I guess that you could say that I am in denial regarding my age
Letter to the editor.


Vickie and I are very lucky with our health and mobility as it is today. We are both in our 70’s and 80’s and still able to navigate the stairs in our house. In our house there are stairs everywhere you look.

When Vickie had foot surgery lately, it was a stark reminder of what we would be facing if both of us where disabled.

We know that some time in the future that will in fact be the case and other living arrangements will have to be made. Either a modification of our existing home, which could be quite costly or selling this place and moving into a residence like Evergreen Acres in Clearwater.

Both Vickie and I are not looking forward to giving up our home by the North Thompson river but we know that circumstances may force our hand. People ask us if we put our name in at Evergreen Acres and no we haven’t, so I suppose we are trusting that our mobility status will remain the same for the foreseeable future and crossing our fingers that in fact will be the case.

For me, I guess that you could say that I am in denial regarding my age. On my recent 83rd birthday my sister Marilyn sent me a button which said, “I am not old, I am a recycled teenager.”

Wes Morden,

Blackpool, B.C.