Updated: Oct 20, 2021
When my wife and I retired, we decided to go ahead, bite the bullet, and live together. During the working years it often seemed we just cohabited, sharing a dwelling and a daughter, but very often pulled in different directions. Retirement changed all that. Suddenly we were together, day in and day out. Fortunately, that change has worked well for us—it doesn’t always for many retired couples. My wife and I couldn’t help but wonder why. We think three things are key: Respect, Response, and Romance. In my last post I spoke of Being Respectful. This time let’s take up Being Responsive.
Within one particular stand-up display in New Orleans was an oddity that struck me. One person depicted was a Daniel Boone type, wearing buckskins and a coonskin hat and carrying a musket. (1)