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College Level Classes for Older Adults

AdventureMan and I fantasize about what retirement will look like, even though it is a few years ahead of us. It helps to think about what is coming and how we are going to handle it.

We have a house near my Mom, and Mom sent AdventureMan a clipping from the local paper about classes being taught for “older adults” (WHEN did THAT happen, we wonder, when did we become “older” adults???) with the sweet note that AdventureMan could teach a few classes.

Here are some of the classes offered at the college near us:

Africa: A Closer Look
The Canterbury Tales, Part I and Part II
Civil Liberties and Security
Current Issues Forum
End of Life Decisions
Geology of National Parks
The History of the Supreme Court
Jazz: Can You Dig it?
The Many Faces of Hinduism
Native Basketry of the columbia Plateau, Northwest Coast and Arctic Alaska
The Poetry of Billy Collins
The War of 1812

He’s excited about the idea. So as we were planning to pray together before he left for the day, we were chatting excitedly.

“You could teach some classes on buying hand woven carpets! or on Arabic culture! or you could teach about some aspect of Africa!” I suggest. (I have my own projects that keep me very busy.)

“I was thinking more about organizational classes – managing organizations, financial management, that kind of thing . . ” he responded, “You know, like organizing your life . . .”

(I can see that manic gleam come into his eye and I know what is coming next might well be something I don’t want to hear. . .)

“I’ve got it!” he exclaims, and he starts laughing, because he is already cracking himself up. “I can teach a class called . . . HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR WIFE! Ha ha hahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahah.”

I can’t help it. I am laughing too. But it’s not THAT funny, AdventureMan.


March 10, 2008 - Posted by | Adventure, Community, Education, Family Issues, Living Conditions, Random Musings, Social Issues, Women's Issues


  1. LOL thats cute!
    i think all husbands wasnt to either give .. or take that class :p

    Comment by no3ik | March 10, 2008 | Reply

  2. hahahaha!

    Comment by sknkwrkz | March 10, 2008 | Reply

  3. If they only knew…

    Comment by momcat | March 10, 2008 | Reply

  4. Hahahahahaha, No3ik, you are already a very wise old married woman!

    Hahahahahahahahaha to YOU, Skunk.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahah, laughing with you, Momcat!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 10, 2008 | Reply

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