You’re Never Too Old


For the past few day I’ve been working with a ton of game-worn Habs and Canucks jerseys. Maybe about 25 or 30 of them. I’m helping prepare them for the upcoming fall auction at Classic Auctions by describing the condition of them, giving information about the players who wore them and their teams, and making sure I mention all the marks, team repairs, unrepaired holes, board paint etc., because jersey collectors like lots of game-wear.

I photo-match many of them, I mention letters of authenticity, I work hard, not just with jerseys but with some of the most unimaginable and amazing stuff, and I learn and feel more comfortable as the days and months go by. And Luci is rejoining me in a couple of weeks and she’s bringing Teesha, the world’s most loveable cat.

If you’re reasonably healthy, never feel you’re too old to do something new and different. I started a new job 3000 miles across the country, and I’m almost 63. Believe me, the older you get, the faster time goes. Time is flying by for me now, everyone my age says the same thing, and I need to have full days while I can.

I think if you do something out of the unusual, something that makes you proud, you’ll get your blood going. Your chest will swell. And you’ll find the fountain of youth.





8 thoughts on “You’re Never Too Old”

  1. You are absolutely right Dennis and congrats on having the courage to make the leap. I have a favourite saying that people prefer a familiar problem to an unfamiliar solution. That thinking is what keeps a lot of people stuck in jobs that they hate. I envy my wife because she gets to teach vocal and guitar, two things she is both trained to do and passionate about. She doesn’t even think about retiring whereas I mostly like teaching but can’t wait for two years to go by so I can retire.

  2. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” is a quote commonly attributed to Confucius.

    I agree time is going by faster now than it did 10 and 20 years ago. And summers have always flown past much faster than winters.

    Apologies Dennis (and any other cat people out there), but I don’t think the bar for most lovable cat is set very high.

  3. Danno, Darth got me a ticket, we’re going, and I’ll finally see a game at the Bell Centre. I’m thinking a Red/White game will be much more fun than seeing the Florida Panthers and a bunch of others.

  4. I have been trying to get tickets for the Detroit game on April 5th. I’ve been in the waiting room for about an hour and it doesn’t look like I will be lucky this year.

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