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Time Waits For No One

June Donohue - Columnist
Posted 10/10/19

Like that old song goes I can't get it to wait no matter how hard I try or fool myself into thinking I can get more done than possible for anyone at any age. I try to get my column in on Tuesdays …

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Time Waits For No One

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Like that old song goes I can't get it to wait no matter how hard I try or fool myself into thinking I can get more done than possible for anyone at any age. I try to get my column in on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays which it the deadline for Friday columns. But somehow Tuesday got away from me and here it is Wednesday and I have two hours to finish it by noon.

To top it off, I have a doctor's appointment at noon and Leisha is coming around 10 (and you won't believe this but, as I was about to type 30 after the ten, Leisha walked in at 10:10). She helps me out now, about once a week, doing whatever needs doing. Today she's making chili and then cleaning the bathroom. After that maybe mop the kitchen floor and a few other things. All of that gives ME more TIME.

There are immediate things that require doing but I have long term goals also and at my age, long term is not too long. I want to visit my friend, John Bale who now lives in a big house in Mystic, Conn. which he has turned into a Bed and Breakfast. He also has high school students staying there from other countries. Besides a visit I want to have him help me with a little skit which I wrote, which requires only three actors and can be put on there. He sometimes has performances at his home, free of charge.

I promised to visit friends in Toms River but somehow never get around to it. I have a cousin living in that area who I plan to see also. I want to do that before the snow flies.

One of my favorite places to go is Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida. I go there right before Thanksgiving, and I have to get on the ball with that, since I haven't made reservations yet at the place I stay called, “Out House at the Beach.” The top floors with front and west side terraces have the best views and those get rented first so I may have slim pickins at this late date.

Of course I want to also go to my home in Callicoon Center this month to get some views of the fall foliage. Some friends have promised to come with me. I surely do not want to fall short of doing that. In future columns you will read how many of these goals I accomplish.

JUNE DONOHUE splits her time between New Jersey and Callicoon Center. She offers her view of part-time county life and memories of her country childhood every other week.

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