Category Archives: old age

The Bravest Man I Knew And A Beer


“Was he the last man alive,” I asked myself. He who’d walked another life than mine; climbed mountains I would never see but whose eyes lit up with understanding when I talked. You do not have to be young to be … Continue reading

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The Non-Committal Scandal


There is an envelope with her final letter. There is a man to whom it was addressed. There is a world which does not seek his memories, or family to thank him for his time. Karen Black who took his … Continue reading

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One Last Tryst


When I met her she felt her beauty was a recollection: her power to attract, she feared, had long since gone and left her defenceless against the scrutiny of those less charitable than herself. She was a drunk in a … Continue reading

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Down At The Fossils Club


I go there once a week on Thursday afternoon’s with what I call my spending money. That is the money which is not taken up with just surviving, although that makes me far from unique I know. Down at the … Continue reading

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The Dating Adventure of Rocky Marshmallow


Rocky was easing himself inside his treasured Elvis jacket made from beautiful white leather, created in the days when it still thought civilised to use such materials, complete with tassels and was smiling to himself. Two reasons: he could remember going to see … Continue reading

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The Secret of A Long Life By Sedgemoor Longridge


“Sedgy” as he was known to his friends, most of them having died of course, him being ninety one, was holding forth to his son on his invigorating approach to “Living.” “Well, the first fifteen or sixteen years, as you know, are … Continue reading

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A New Thanksgiving


It being Thanksgiving day, and my having little else to do, it was my custom to go round to the old people’s home and give them some home made rock cakes, with the emphasis on the word “Rock” owing to … Continue reading

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