Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Exercise Class.

On Wednesday afternoons I go to an Exercise Class.   Most, but not all, of the members are sixty or over.   There is one man who is wheel-chair bound but very lively and the rest of us - average age about seventy -are in various stages of decrepitude.

Today, our oldest member, Win, had a surprise in store for her.   Next Monday she is ninety five.   I would say that she is by far the fittest of us all.   On Monday evening she goes to friend W's Circle Dancing group and dances every dance.

Our exercise tutor had arranged a little party after the class, setting up stickers, balloons and a cake in the adjoining room to our class.  We engineered that Win would be the last to enter the room and we all sang 'Happy Birthday' - she was quite overcome.   It was a lovely occasion for this wonderful lady who not long ago flew to Florida for a fortnight's holiday.

John (Going Gently) asked a day or two ago when was the last time we cried.   Well John, I have to admit that I cried a little when we sang Happy Birthday.   Congratulations to a really lovely lady. Here she is looking at her cake:

20 comments:

Terry and Linda said...

I LOVE ALL THOSE SMILES!!!

Linda

SandyExpat said...

Happy Birthday Win - amazing flying to Florida at your age. Well done indeed.

Lovely photo of all the ladies.

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful just lovely !

cheers, parsnip and thehamish

Jenny said...

95 and attending exercise class, inspirational. Cake looks good too, I hope you all got a big piece.

donna baker said...

That is the stuff of life that makes it worth living. The days dwindling down are more special.

Countryside Tales said...

Good on her :-)

Tom Stephenson said...

Yes, happy birthday to her, and many happy returns.

John Gray said...

Happy tears are lovely
See my supplemental blog x

Heather said...

What an inspiration Win must be to you all, and hearing about her to us as well. Hope she thoroughly enjoyed her birthday. She must have been very touched by her surprise party.

Rachel said...

Happy birthday to her and a lovely time was had by all by the looks of things. Whenever we go out with P's mother, at 95, she is always the one who runs up the farm loke to open the gate.

Mac n' Janet said...

Wonderful and quite amazing!

NotesFromAbroad said...

I am working on the white hair and hope that one day I will be as lovely as you ladies are .. and even half as fit !!

jinxxxygirl said...

Aaawww.. Happy Birthday Win!!!! That was really a lovely thing to do for her Pat! I'am so looking forward to my snail mail letter from you!!!! Yeah!! Hugs! deb

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Ninety-five and still attending exercise classes! I am always so inspired by people who are vibrant and healthy well into their eighties or nineties. What makes them tick? Good genes? Good attitude? Fantastic immune system? -Jenn

Doc said...

I feel as though I can breath again now that I have my computer back up and running, yours is one of the blogs I missed the most

Librarian said...

Wow! If I manage to be as fit as that at 95, I want to live to be 100!
Lovely of you ladies to organize that little surprise party for the Birthday Girl.

Rachel said...

My experience of longevity in families around here is that it is in the genes.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks, I shall pass on your good wishes.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Happy Birthday Win! And thank you for proving that life can be fun even when you are way beyond ninety. The truth is that ageing is a state of mind. Think young and you will stay young.

Heather said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Pat and for your good wishes for Dick which I will pass on. I am still doing my books but they have been put on the back burner for a while as the garden was getting so untidy and I am still trying to impose some discipline out there.