Letter to the editor: Careful, but normal

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Careful, but normal

My friend, Anna, and I have lived a total of 162 years, which makes us a tad older than most people in Douglas County. I am not going ro reveal our (her) age, but I’m the older of the two of us. We have seen it all and have done most of it. If we missed anything there is nothing we can do about it now. We have been hiking and fishing buddies for three years. We met on Vista trail in Highlands Ranch. Her meter showed that we walked and hiked 918 miles that first year. I plan on teaching her how to shoot this summer.

We decided to isolate at my house and she showed up last week with a U-Haul load of clothes. I burned some serious calories lugging her stuff up the 16 steps to the second floor. My house is on the open space and both our rooms have fantastic views. We have a ton of wildlife around the yard, including Fred, our pet squirrel, and Slithers the garter snake.

Anna is a great cook and I am a lot healthier, albeit, heavier, than when we met. Our families are happy with our isolation choices and feel we are much safer together. We are from the “obey rules” generation and intend to do our part in trying to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but we feel it is much healthier for older people to try to live a normal life. Our normal life is acting like two fools (one of us is) who should be acting their age. 

Roy Legg and Anna Funk

Highlands Ranch

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