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Thursday, October 11, 2007

The oldest kid...

My children, looking oh-so-thoughtful when asked to be serious

I'm going to spend the weekend at a youth symposium, in a lovely mountain town (Kimberley, BC). I was asked to go because I work with and mentor young people sometimes. Or put another way, "We want to have some old farts there too - as long as they don't tell young people what to do..."

My daughter and three of her friends are attending. They are going on a bus that is picking young people up town to town, and getting them hyped. I found an excuse to drive alone and enjoy the scenery, including the highest mountain pass in Canada . It won't be surprising if there is snow up that high - in fact, I'm bound to see some (Kootenay Pass live webcam, if you want to see if I'm telling the weather-truth).

Enjoy your weekend wherever you are. You're only as old as you feel...

"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it."

- George Burns

Sounds like fun! Hope you have a great time!
Oh, goodness. Your son's hair is so gorgeous, I want to bear ALL HIS CHILDREN. Okay, not really. But I do love his dreadlocks.

Have fun being an old fart at a young people's symposium.
Have a great trip. I'm glad you're taking the time to drive alone, it sounds very spiritual.
Spending time with your daughter is a wonderful way to spend the weekend too.
Say hi to Happy Hans! I used to live in Kimberley in the olden days. And have fun, Gary - don't leave it all to the young'uns!
Thanks all - Lola, I'd love grandchildren by someone as lovely as you. But I'll leave it up to you two kids to work it out.

Madcap - will say hello to Hans
Sounds like you´re doing some pretty sweet traveling yourself, hope you´re enjoying it as much I as I´m enjoying mine
Why do kids place hand to chin when asked for a serious pose? I've got a few of those photos around.
Enjoy the weekend.
And being among young people will help keep you from becoming an "old fart."
"You're only as old as you feel..."

Some days my body feels old, but in my head, I'm young.

I agree with beth, "being among young people will help keep you from becoming an "old fart."
I remember that picture. Loved it.

Old fart. ;)
Nice posting Gary. And I am sure an old fart like you (you look young and fit to me - young man!) Is just the right tonic, mixed with whisky and clear mountain water to add the required spirit to your wonderful youthful weekend!! Mentoring is the best gift you can provide to the younger generation.
Best wishes
Beth - good question - who have they seen do that?

Andrew - take good care and keep blogging on your trip.

Chewy - how did you get that name?

Scarlet - me too.

Lindsay - I did have a great weekend and you're right, it keeps one youthful. You might be interested to know that there were 10 young people from Mozambique at the event with us.
heh heh - you are the coolest old fart around!

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