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by Don Larsen

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ISBN: 0974667544
Author: Don Larsen
Language: English
Publisher: Active Books (April 30, 2004)
Pages: 290
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humour
Rating: 4.6
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This is worth a read. com User, August 4, 2004. Don details the events of his life beginning with his 54th anniversary.

Are you sure you want to remove I've Never Been An Old Man from your list? . What It's Like If You Plan To Age. by Don Larsen. Published April 30, 2004 by Active Books.

Are you sure you want to remove I've Never Been An Old Man from your list? I've Never Been An Old Man. Longevity, Aging, Health.

The subject is not funny but Don tells it similar to the way Chineese cook their meat with opposites-sweet and sour-only . While being far from romantic it is a book with large doses of love and caring. Library descriptions.

The subject is not funny but Don tells it similar to the way Chineese cook their meat with opposites-sweet and sour-only Don tells it with pain and laughs, humor and aches, falls and hallelujahs. His characters include his Koffe Kats, Latte. Mocha and Java, the rest homes Sergeant Sue, several of JJL's wacky roommates and interesting happenings. One chapter is My JJL is MIA at the HMO. Another is: I can't call 911 and the other thirty-five chapter titles are equally interesting.

It’s the secret of my success. By just looking at pictures without prejudice, and reading books with as open a mind as you have, you live life. The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. I’ve never been daunted. Never been daunted in public. Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That’ll teach you to keep your mouth shut. Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. Someone who isn’t rich can’t do both.

A woman never acknowledges such a nondescript age as forty-eight unless .

A woman never acknowledges such a nondescript age as forty-eight unless she is going to marry a widower with seventeen children. Maugham) 22. "By the way, you've been talking about me. I see it written in your faces. 30. I've flown a kite every Saturday afternoon ever since I was a kid and I'm going to fly a kite as long as ever I want to. (Maugham) 31. I know this is an old story, I don't understand it myself and if I set it down in black and white it is only with a faint hope that when I have written it I may get a clearer view of if. (Maugham) 32. Who is coming to tea?

It’s never too early to start appreciating a good improv riff. You’re old enough to drink and carouse with your friends. Isn’t it pretty to think so? Age 22.

It’s never too early to start appreciating a good improv riff. Age 5. The Giving Tree. Books can make you cry; trees deserve to be loved; and selfish little boys, if enabled, will grow into selfish old men. Age 6. Ramona the Pest. Not all childhoods are idyllic and not all parents are good, but if you look, you’ll find people to help you reach your potential. Age 12. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Don learned his ABCs and 123s in his first childhood.

Now in the second, he is learning his acronyms, HMO, ER, 911, EKG, IV and others as JJL's health deteriorates following their fifty-fourth anniversary. She often blacks out and falls and Don becomes a full time caregiver. With the aid of Self, Don's invisible conscience sitting on his shoulder, he relates the problems, interesting events and people as well as some hallelujahs. The subject is not funny but Don tells it similar to the way Chineese cook their meat with opposites--sweet and sour--only Don tells it with pain and laughs, humor and aches, falls and hallelujahs. His characters include his Koffe Kats, Latte., Mocha and Java, the rest homes Sergeant Sue, several of JJL's wacky roommates and interesting happenings. One chapter is My JJL is MIA at the HMO. Another is: I can't call 911 and the other thirty-five chapter titles are equally interesting.

While Jacquie has seven ER visits and five hospitalizations in six months Don also has two 911 ambulance rides. The HMO has not found a cause for JJL's problems. On Christmas morning the doctor comes to JJL's room and informs the couple they should separate. She should go to a rest home and Don should realize he is no longer able to be a sole caregiver.

Three months later after another hospitalization it is discovered she has atrophying of the right frontal lobe of her brain, a type of Dementia. Learning that the disease is not curable and a relative of Alzheimer's leaves both Don and Self dazed.

Using a positive attitude and putting a upward spin on happenings, Don makes the most of the problems coming his way. The resulting book is a humorous treatment of serious conditions and incidents. While being far from romantic it is a book with large doses of love and caring.

Comments:

Chi
Don Larsen is from my adopted home town, in fact I even own one of his art pieces he painted in the 80's or 90's. Beautiful and I treasure it.
Wnex
I'VE NEVER BEEN AN OLD MAN is a must read for baby boomers and seniors. New author, Don Larsen, has written a non-fictional account of his personal triumphs and setbacks as he enters a new phase of his life; an elderly man caring for his ailing wife. This is much more than a man relaying his experiences as a caregiver. Mr. Larsen has created a humnorous, honest approach to handling what life is throwing his way.
Readers will be treated to an attitude that we should all try to emulate. Mr. Larsen has a zest for life that leaves me in awe, as well as exhausted. With his personal philisophy being, "I believe an active mind and body retards the aging process", it is obvious that being in his late 70's is not a reason to give up and sit in a rocker.
Under the humor and the day-to-day obstacles in his life, there is a moving love story that emerges quietly. After being married for well over 50 years, his beloved wife Jacquie has numerous health problems as well as impending dementia. They take showers together so he can hold her, protect her from falling, and be by her side. Those are certainly not the reasons they might have showered together many years before. This might not be the love carried out as a physical act, but it is love at its most pure. It was a poignant and moving scene that brought tears to my eyes.
I highly recommend this book for anyone that needs a reality check on aging. If you are a senior that can't get motivated or if you are a boomer with parents that can't get involved in life, this book is for you! This book might just be the inspiration to get up, get out, and live life to the fullest. I found it to be an enjoyable read from cover to cover. Don't wait until your "golden years" to enjoy the fruits of your labor....enjoy them NOW. If you are in your golden years, take a page from Mr. Larsen's book and find ways to stay active. "Get in; buckle your seat belt, and enjoy some of his golden years, his cats, health misfortunes, and anything else crossing the highway of his life." You will be glad you did.
(Reviewed for Denise's Pieces Book Reviews)
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Don details the events of his life beginning with his 54th anniversary. His wife, JJL, is becoming ill, and he is drawn into the life of a caregiver. He describes the changes in their relationship, and the things that remain the same. They have two cats, Latte and Mocha. Latte is JJL's constant companion, and Mocha is Don's. Don uses humor as he discusses JJL's need to monitor him at all times. He and she are on different sleep cycles, and she complains when he sleeps through the TV shows that she watches at night. Yet she sleeps later in the morning than he does. He talks about the difficulty of maintaining medication supplies for them both. And a constant theme throughout the book is how much having Latte and Mocha improve both their lives.

Don uses dialog by referring to "Self", his internal companion. He points out the importance of having external sources of socialization and support as JJL's health continues to deteriorate. He unflinchingly describes the negative impact stress has on his own health. Yet, each chapter he finds something to say "Hallelujah" about.

When JJL finally needs to be in an assisted living home, Don details the search for one, and the impact on them both as she moves. Once relieved of the intense burden of caring for his wife, he is able to return to the husband role he obviously cherishes. His deep love for JJL permeates every line of the book, and shows in the care he takes of her.

I've Never Been an Old Man is amusing, touching and enjoyable reading. I recommend it to others who are interested in aging and caregiving.

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