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instead of fussing, try tenderness:


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A Loving Mate


Photo from pre-red hair Jeanne


Want to share how elder couples show tenderness 3 days before Valentines Day:

I had an accident leaving my car in the garage and had to clean the floor, car, clothes, body, bathroom, shower, mop, etc etc. Meanwhile messages were coming in from my son and daughter that required responses!

It took 2 hours to clean up and restore freshness.

When I confided to Don what had happened, he helped me finish the clean up, and then offered to rub my feet with lavender, scratch my back to help me sleep, and promised to do more of this when needed. In between, several jokes about the incident kept us laughing!

Once again we got a great taste of elder intimacy.

Recipe: trust, patience, sense of humor, loyalty!

I Offer You, My Queen

I offer you, my Queen,
All repititions from my life:
Wanderings, washings, wakings,
Willow strengths.

I offer you, my Queen,
All implants from my life:
Titanium, tenderness, tattoos,
Tweaked anatomy.

I offer you, my Queen,
Thesaurus, thyme, thrills,
Therapy, theology, technology:
Tactile tools.

Jeanne Poland

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