menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Boss Lady

I fervently believe we must have purpose to live a long, prosperous life.  The brain is a muscle, so work it out by reading, staying informed and doing mind games and puzzles.  The heart is a muscle, so keep it pumping by being active, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and get in steps whenever you can.

My husband, Eric and I spend a lot of time in senior housing facilities, as his company owns and leases the real estate back to operators.  Eric’s band volunteers and plays music for the elderly, and I’m always fascinated to see how music brings life and energy to these often-desolate lives.

 

 

It’s an interesting study, as I once read, “some people die at 50, but they aren’t buried until 85.”    As we watched the world mourn the passing of the Queen Mother yesterday at age 96, who two days before her passing installed her 15th Prime Minister, I marvel at her capacity to be a “Boss Lady” for 70 years running the throne.

When I look at her life, taking the throne at age 25, after her father died at age 56, and through all the trials and tribulations, including the scandals of her former daughter in law, the People’s Princess Diana’s death, her son being accused of sex trafficking, her grandson and his black wife leaving royal duties citing racism, surviving Covid at age 95 and finally taking her final breath September 8, at age 96, we can all agree she was a Boss Lady and I don’t know anyone who can fill her shoes.