Friday, December 28, 2018

GOAL: To See My Face On A Smuckers Jar!

Just for fun, I tried several of those life expectancy calculators that are available online. They asked questions, basic stuff about height, weight, lifestyle, medical issues, etc.

All of them estimated my life expectancy at 85-87 years. To be honest, I would have guessed I'd be lucky to make it to 70. I'm still skeptical, but it's good to be optimistic.

I know people--a lot of them, actually--I'd bet will outlive me by a wide margin. My friend Carolyn, for one. She's active, she eats healthy stuff most of the time. She and her husband travel a great deal, they keep themselves mentally sharp.

William is another. Besides being twenty-seven years younger than me, he's also very active. I think he walks just about everywhere, and chocolate addiction aside, from what he's told me, he mostly steers clear of junk food.

But then, nobody in my family has ever been known for healthy lifestyles (at least not as far as I know), but several made it into their 80s and 90s. Maybe there's a genetic advantage.

Besides, I did vow to make it to 100 just to annoy the Republicans who've made it their mission to keep us from getting as much of our Social Security as possible. 

I really would like to see my mug on one of those Smuckers jars on the Today show....

8 comments:

  1. Hi Norma. I didn't hear about the Smuckers jars with faces but that sounds fun. Here's to living to 100! That would be very, very cool. Wishing you a most excellent 2019 with a great big side of boogie boogie.

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    1. The Smuckers jars are on the Today show--they've been doing it for years.

      Happy 2019 to you, too.

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    1. Yep...sort of. It's something they do on the Today show to recognize those who make it to 100 and beyond.

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  3. Never heard of having your face on Smuckers' jar.
    Me? If I'm lucky, I might make to 100. Both my sisters are 10 years and older and both did not adhere to a healthy life style at all, and they're still kicking!
    And I'm with you to annoy the republicans by collecting my ss for a long time!

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    1. I think longevity comes more from genes than anything else.

      Geezers unite! Keep that Social Security coming!

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  4. Someone once said, 'Only the good die young'. Lol

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    1. In that case, I have a shot at that Smuckers jar!

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