When we were kids, there was joy all around us from the smallest thing of getting a piece of mail with your name on it to shopping for the first day of back-to-school. Getting older was a joy. We could not wait for our next birthday as we delved out our wish lists. What happens over time as we age toward our middle and upper years of 50, 60, 70 or 80? Does anyone send handmade cards anymore? Do they call and talk for hours anymore? Digital technology has swept over the more senior generations and left them behind in many cases. Again to be forgotten.
It is very noticeable after a life of decades that friends fade, and there are no more wish lists to write. Aging, albeit expected, leaves many feeling alone and forgotten. Our Auntie Hour guest Margaret Edinburgh has made it her mission NOT to forget those who have aged over 80. She celebrates mature and seasoned women and men with the honorable Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Celebration each year for her Yellow Roses (women) and Strong Oaks (men). Margaret collaborates with their families to celebrate upcoming birthdays. She inundates the recipient with an outpouring of cards and gift cards so it will bring joy into their hearts and souls. Do you have a Yellow Rose or a Strong Oak you can celebrate? If you want to know how, ask Margaret.