The sisters on the Fly were nice enough to ask me to guest blog for them on their site’s “On Age and Attitude” blog spot. I was so happy to do that because the older I get the more I feel that age really is just a number. The Sisters on the Fly prefer to think of themselves as ageless. If not ageless, then co-founder Maurrie Sussman says she’s 12! ” Twelve was my favorite age. We were in awe of everything! We had no boobies yet, hadn’t been kissed yet and boys were a pain!” Pretty much sums up 12 in our day.
Maurrie Sussman, co-founder of Sisters on the Fly, who began fly fishing when her kids left the nest.
This week I read about 90 year old Norma who refused cancer treatment and instead sold everything show owned and with her son Tim and daughter in law Ramie, took off to see the country in a 36′ motorhome. Now that’s age with attitude! That’s the kind of woman I want to grow up to be! Her son started a Facebook page, Driving Miss Norma chronically all of her excellent adventures. She is proof that age really is what you make it. I imagine Miss Norma has always been a lady with a good attitude that took a pragmatic look at life and said, “oh well!” to things she had no control over. I’ll wager she “moved on” from life’s disappointments, not wasting time with “should’ves and could’ves.” Thank you Norma for reminding me that I have to start now becoming the woman I want to be when I am 90!
I am following Miss Norma and hoping to be just like her when I grow up!