Do You Take the Easy Option?

Stevie Turner

Last weekend Sam’s sisters and their families came to our van for a BBQ. We sat on the decking and chatted whilst the men cooked sausages and burgers.  One of his sisters, Marie, is 69, and the other one, Mel, is 65.  Marie had plenty to say on the subject of ageing, which I’m not sure was all correct.  I’ll give some background info and also her words below, and then my opinion.  I’d be grateful for your comments.

Marie is retired and gets up in the morning between 9am – 10am.  She and her husband often drive around visiting places in their motorhome.  They walk a little bit, but don’t do much physical exercise.  She told me that I’d notice the difference in the things I couldn’t do anymore by the time I got to 65 (I’m 61 currently).  Marie hurt her hip joint just by putting one ankle…

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