Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Pret -90 Years Young!

Wonderful skiing today with a comfortable temperature and excellent groomed conditions at Greek Peak. A day to celebrate being outdoors and on the hill.

It was a pleasure to see Pret and Nita on the hill with friends Bob and Lenore. It is especially noteworthy that Pret is nearing his 90th birthday. March 25 , 2010 is the date. So a very happy birthday to Pret and best wishes for many more birthdays and many more days on the ski slopes. For those of us in our 70's and 80's, Pret sets an example we all want to follow. For me it means I should be looking for at least another 15 years on the slopes.

Pret is an example of how aging can be both graceful and fun. My wife is now in a visitation ministry in her semi-retirement. She daily visits many seniors that are home bound for one reason or another. I vastly admire her skill in bringing a bit of cheer and comfort to those who are now unable to carry on a more active life style. Each day I am eternally grateful that I continue to enjoy an active life style that includes skiing. For all of us "geezer skiers" I am recommending that we enjoy each day on the slopes and work on storing up memories and friendships for the future.

1 comment:

Pat and Bev said...

Pret is my new hero!!