In the Radcliff Goodwill store, where used items ranging from clothes to furniture find new life, employee Gladys Reineke is steadfastly making the most of the one she’s lived for 95 years.
“The big reason is once you sit down, you’re done,” Reineke said of her motive for continuing to work.
That desire to keep working has continued despite medical issues that included a blood clot in her leg that moved to her lungs a month or so ago and a diagnosis of colon cancer about 26 years ago. Both were successfully treated.
Springtime brings warmer temperatures, sunshine and for many, the urge to spring clean. Today let’s concentrate on cleaning out the negative emotional energy our physical surroundings hold to make way for positive energy.
Teresa Logsdon knew in the sixth grade she wanted to be a lawyer and never let anything get in the way of her dream.
Her dream career led to becoming an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in January.
When she was young, she never stopped to question how she would pay for it, even though her family didn’t have the financial means at the time. She knew if anyone else had seen her financial situation they would have told her college and law school were impossible.
We didn’t have a choice, really. Once she figured out that she could swing her long legs over the side of her crib and jump down, unhurt, it was all over.
She tested the waters, first figuring out how to fling herself back in headfirst, but unable to find a way back out again. But then, after a particularly difficult bedtime routine, I heard her little feet running on the wooden floors above my head, and I knew she was picking up whatever toys she could, whatever blankets she could, to bring back to her bed.
As she balances her work as Hosparus Thrift Shoppe coordinator and her heavy involvement in community theater, plus parenting two young daughters, Moira Taylor feels fortunate, she said, that her calendar is packed with meaningful work.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Abby Coffell has produced enough to fill a library.
The Elizabethtown resident takes photos of Central Hardin High School wrestling team members on a volunteer basis during matches and tournaments. This year alone she has taken in the neighborhood of 16,000 photos.
“We did not miss one tournament this season,” she said, noting she took photos of matches even when her son was not competing.
He’s always been a little bit attached, still refusing to play by himself in his room unless I threaten him. But lately he’s been downright clingy.
I should love it, right? I should spend all my time focusing on how he’s not always going to want to be right by my side whenever I am in the same building, or hug me 50 times a day. That’s no exaggeration. Literally 50 times. I know because I counted.