21st of September 2015

21 Sep

Last year I turned eighty. What a special birthday it was! Another year is gone. I consider myself to be at an ‘advanced’ age. Still, sometimes I seem to forget about this a little bit. But more about this later. First of all I would like to insert a few pictures that we took yesterday, on Sunday the 20th September. Three of our friends joined us for lunch at the Treasure Court Restaurant of the Dapto Leagues Club:

http://www.daptoleagues.com.au/treasure-court/

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I had small prawns in curry sauce and boiled rice.

I had small prawns in curry sauce and boiled rice. Peter had chicken and fried rice. Klaus is waiting for his Schnitzel..

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I had a voucher for a com

I had a voucher for a complimentary birthday cake. Everybody liked it!

After we had our beautiful ice-cream desert we went to the League Club's lounge room for some coffee.

After we had our beautiful ice-cream cake we went to the League Club’s lounge room for some coffee.

We noticed this great ceiling in the room where we were sitting.

We noticed this great ceiling in the room where we were sitting.

All in all our lunch lasted for well over three hours. We were sitting and talking over afternoon coffee for quite some time. It was  very stimulating, this talk with friends our age. We had so much to talk about! When we left the club, we showed our friends our new second hand car. They were very impressed because it looks like new. I now hope it is going to drive like new for a few years, for this ‘new’ car is already eleven years old!

This is a picture from Tuesday, the 8th Sept, 2015, when we first saw the car at a dealer in Warrawong.

This is a picture from Tuesday, the 8th Sept, 2015, when we first saw the car at a dealer in Warrawong.

It did not take us long to make up our mind to buy this car. Two days later (Thursday the 10th) we could already pick it up. In the meantime we already took it to the highlands for a drive. Peter had no problem to drive with it up and down MacQuarie Pass. It has a 2 litre engine compared with our old, 15 year old,  car that has only a 1,3 litre engine!

Yesterday we told every one, we would go today to a funeral at Rookwood Cemetery. The funeral is to be in the Catholic section of the cemetery. Susan, Mila’s daughter, rang us the other day that her mother had died. I think she was 89 and had been rather sick for quite some time in a nursing home. We remember Mila well. She used to be our neighbour quite a few years ago. After she moved in with her daughter in Sydney, she sometimes came with a pensioners’ group for visits to the Dapto Leagues Club, where we could meet up with her.

Here we are with Mila in the Dapto Leagues Club.

Here we are with Mila in the Dapto Leagues Club.

Initially I really thought we would be able to make it to today’s funeral. Alas, Peter and I had a very short night. We both woke up much too early and just could not go back to sleep. We had been thinking of going to Merrylands as well as to Lidcombe to the cemetery. The funeral is to be at 2 pm. Peter pointed out that we could not go back to Susan’s place after the funeral for this would mean we would be getting home far too late.

Anyhow, we decided now, all in all it would be too much of a hassle for us. There are reason, why we should be going to Merrylands one day. But I think we have to do it on a day when we have nothing else planned. I reckon for younger people it is easier to plan to do several things in one day. We are just a bit too old for all this. I feel better when we can do everything at a leisurely pace and don’t have to stress ourselves out too much.

Anyhow, we decided to stay in our local area today to have a quiet, relaxing day – – –

12 Responses to “21st of September 2015”

  1. elizabeth2560 September 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Happy Birthday!
    I wish you every health and happiness for the coming year.

    • auntyuta September 22, 2015 at 11:17 am #

      Thank you, Elizabeth,

  2. Frau Tonari September 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    Happy Birthday. You are now in the same age as my parents of law.

    • auntyuta September 22, 2015 at 11:16 am #

      This probably means, you could be our daughter. We have two children who are not far away from sixty, but our youngest turns only 37 this year!

  3. cardamone5 September 21, 2015 at 11:40 pm #

    Happy birthday, Uta. Congrats on the new car. It is sparkly looking. And wise choice not to travel when you are tired.

    Fondly,
    Elizabeth

    • auntyuta September 22, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      Thank you, dear Elizabeth. Indeed, it sparkles beautifully! I think too, it was wise to opt out of too much travelling. We made it to a nice seaside cafe though, not too far away from us.

  4. berlioz1935 September 22, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    Sixty years ago we were together for the first time for your birthday. We were young and believed that life belonged to us. Yesterday we reflected on what we would have thought, if we had known how are now. Happy Birthday , darling.🌹❤️

    • auntyuta September 22, 2015 at 11:09 am #

      Thank you, thank you, dear Peter! 🙂

  5. gerard oosterman September 22, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Happy Birthday Uta. Hope you had a nice day. Sleep can be a bit of a devil when getting less young.

    • auntyuta September 22, 2015 at 11:07 am #

      This is exactly right, Gerard. Yes, it turned out to be a nice day. No stress, none whatsoever. Which was really good. It shows we can still enjoy life, but we have to learn to cut back a lot. 🙂

  6. aussieian2011 September 23, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

    A lovely post Uta, enjoyed the story of your birthday outing, great food and company to make an enjoyable day, your far from old by any means Uta, you are still agile and very sprightly, only 15 years and 8 days older than me, if Life can treat me kindly health wise as you, I too will have years of enjoyment and memory’s to cherish also.
    Kind regards to you both.

  7. auntyuta August 1, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    Reblogged this on auntyuta and commented:

    This is a reblog of my post from the 21st of September 2015. In this post are some pictures from our lunch at Daoto Leagues Club. Yesterday we went with Tilde and Klaus for lunch at the Treasure Court Restaurant of the Dapto Leagues Club to celebrate Tilde’s birthday. Again we had a good time there.

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