Our neighbors in the two houses to the west are a woman of about 90 and a 95 year old man.
He is usually out at the crack of dawn with his snowblower after a snow, but wasn't out today. I thought maybe he was out of town on a trip. I was taking a break before starting on their walks after shoveling ours.
Fortunately, my break was a little longer than I planned and he came out with his snowblower. I almost insulted him and deprived him of the pleasure of helping our neighbor and doing his walks and driveway as well.
I have a 90ish friend who gets upset if you try to do or help him without being asked.
I have held a ladder for him before and he scares the crap outta me....
Glad that storm, and every other one has missed us this season. Here winter is 1/2 over and we have no snow in my part of Michigan, and I’m LOVING it.
I told you that to tell you this. She’s get so mad if one of my uncles, cousins, or myself would carry in her coal buckets. She didn’t mind us carrying up the wood and keeping it stacked neatly on the porch. She actually depended on that since hitting 90. She didn’t like carrying it due to having to come up a huge flight of stairs. Porch was 14 feet off the ground. But, she insisted on the 5 gallon buckets of coal as hers. And, she burned 5 tons a winter so that was a lot of trips. Said it kept her young.
All she’d let us do is shovel the buckets up for her. She had about 25 we’d keep full and in the dry of the basement. She’d use three a day. But, she always kept another 10 on the porch for heavy snows.
As soon as my uncles and aunts bought her a new double wide and moved her into it at the age of 95, she started down. She was simply bored. Then it caught up to her. No one can complain with such longevity in life but, I’ll never think any different about what caused her disease to advance so rapidly.