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Old 05-13-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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City Hall was her favorite target of complaint. Whether it was trees on the city's treebelt outside her house needing a trim, the escalating trash fees, a streetlamp out, the schoolyard across the street being rowdy after hours, something the mayor did or said, she'd be on it giving the poor receptionist hell. And then her daughters had to hear about all this by phone for weeks. She watched the 'hood like a hawk, and knew everybody's business by imagination or gossip. She'd eat half a p-butter sandwich and a cup of coffee for dinner as she watched out the window. In her odd case, that was the ticket to old age.
That sounds just like my mother. She wanted to know everything that was going on and report all infractions. It kept her busy.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:14 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Keeping mentally active in any way at all is a major benefit.
My father at 92, would drive around and pick up cans.
Didn't need the money just something to do.
Met people that way,too.
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