Cafecito Organico, Cong Caphe, Drake Farms, Hanoi, Hollywood Farmers Market, La Golondrina Restaurant, Los Angeles, Peter Drucker, Phillip King, Rancho La Vina Walnuts, Song Hong Ensemble of Hanoi, Underwood Farms
My Aunt Lorraine lived to be 100. My father never lost a word until the day he died, which was at 95. My mom didn’t like getting older so after her 90th birthday she quipped on her deathbed “Somebody’s gotta go first!”
Their secret to longevity?
There was no secret except that they grew up on family farms in Minnesota (mom) or Kansas (dad). They never saw a can or box or package needing a label listing chemical ingredients until the Great Depression morphed into World War II. Cutting off the head of a chicken for Sunday dinner, butchering pigs and cows in a freezing December, ice fishing, soup from garden cabbage and pole beans and apple cider from trees and water from a well was their supermarket.
No wonder my mother loved Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony!