Getting Away
How to Talk with Someone You Are Going to Lose

"Memorable" Vacation Moments

Two lingering memories of our vacation that don’t have much to do with what we saw and learned:

First, there was our new friend Roger, a charming southern gentleman. After a rigorous hike through the Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Slovenia, Roger told me how impressed he was with Peter (and me) and asked if I minded telling him Peter’s age.

Proudly, I told him that Peter is eighty-five. Then I made the mistake of asking him how old he thought Peter’s wife was.  Roger replied “eighty-three”. 

So much for his southern charm. :-(

After a long day of walking in Prague earlier on our trip, we were heading to a restaurant recommended for pig knuckles.  I was feeling a bit ache-y.  “How did I get to be so old and creaky?” I moaned.

Peter replied, “With good luck.” :-)



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I do enjoy the delightful conversation snippets from you and Peter. A sense of humour is a great asset — even a necessity — as we age, don't you think?

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