Honey 1919-2015


I’m trying to grow hip as I grow older. My husband always tells people that he wants to be like my grandma, Honey, when he is old. “She was HIP,” he explains and then goes on to talk about how she was current with news, sports and of course politics. (She and my grandpa leaned to the left, which I loved.) She stayed relevant with her grand and great-grand kids, up until she was in her late 90’s. Her great-grands loved her, chatted with her, played cards with her (She played a mean hand of Bridge or any card game for that matter) and learned from her until she was gone, and that is cool. HIP.

Honey wasn’t perfect, but she was darn close. She was an amazing grandmother to me, and just one of the things I loved about her was her ability to stay up with the times, and it is one thing I want to emulate and fold into my life. My hip won’t be like Honey’s, but I’ll do my best to live my life to the fullest, try new things, stay current with the world and stay positive despite some of what might be out there in the news. To look for the good and pass on the good to those around me.

Isn’t that something worth striving for as we grow older, to be hip and relevant? I don’t mean dress like a teenager. (Though Honey always looked sharp while being age appropriate) but just staying up with the times. Reading and learning. Being open and living life.

Writing prompt #1: How will you stay hip throughout your lifetime?