I Am 89 Years Old, and after the surgical replacement of a body part, feel some of the best and most exciting years of my life lie ahead. Ask me anything!
My short bio:
I'm supplementing my two blogs by using this :”ask me anything” on Reddit – another one of those useful means of finding friendship introduced to me by listening to young people – and perhaps we can together discover what has brought me – after much trial and error – to such a happy state in my life.
My youthful adviser tells me that I should say a bit about myself so that you can know something of my perspective. Born in San Antonio in a lower middle-class environment, I attended grades 1 through 11 in the public schools. volunteering for the Marine Corps in 1943. I was being prepared for the invasion of Japan through the Marine V-12 training program. Perhaps my life was spared by the dropping of the atomic bomb – but at what cost to others? My three college degrees were made possible by the G.I. Bill of Rights. College education in Illinois and Michigan resulted in a lifetime of education work in Michigan where I did everything in the public schools from teaching kindergarten to university instruction except driving a bus. My real love however was being a junior high school principal in an inner city school for the last 15 years of my 30 year professional career. And seventeen years ago I found a renewed life in the District of Columbia.
The only true trauma in my life came after 43 years of marriage when my wife died.. Since then my life continues to be enriched by our four children, nine grandchildren and a new partner. Both widowed she has enriched my life with her two children and four grandchildren and marvelous retirement opportunities in Washington DC.
While looking forward to answering questions, my hope is that you will learn more about me and share thoughts on my to blogs:
My Proof: Picture
(I'm Ron's "youthful advisor" - his grandson, /u/theturbolemming - on standby in case he needs help! Here's us at his 89th birthday party on Monday - as for his replaced body part, he now has a new shoulder, which I'm not sure qualifies this as a "medical" AMA!)