I spoke to a lady today who is close to 75 years young. She told me she works part time and fills in for the ADON at a nursing home. I am just bowled over by this lady. She is in decent health, great sense of humor, keeps up on what's happening in nursing, and is active in other areas of her life. (She told me she is a widow and has a boy-friend who is close to her age.) Now, I am wondering...just how many of us would want to be working in a nursing home at close to 75 years of age? If your health was good, money was good, and you still felt you had something to contribute, would you work in nursing or would you do something else? She told me she did not nurse during WWII, but worked in D.C. during and after Korea. Got married to a vet, had 6 kids and was a stay at home mom for years. She went back to work to help with kids educations and buy a farm. Kids are scattered, busy, grandkids are busy, so she decided instead of waiting to die, she would get busy too. I just wanted to pass her story along because we are often negative about our lives, jobs, and families but this lady made lemonade from her lemons. Have a great day and keep smiling.