Talking to my aunt is like breathing in some fresh air and basking in a warm ray of sunshine – every single time I talk to her! Last time and this time she referred to “…the grinders getting low…” (referring to Ecclesiastes 12:3), as the aging process continues. She said that when she was younger, it applied to everyone else but now she knows what it means! We have had a good chuckle over that as we continue to embrace the stage of life we each find ourselves in. I truly do glean from her and treasure her wisdom and her outlook. I remember when she first referenced the “grinders” and we laughed, I told her that NOW I understand why my mom used to kinda chew a little differently… working around those weak grinders in favor of the stronger ones! 🤣
Her sense of humor is amazing! She had me rolling when I asked about my uncle. She said that he’s doing fine and that the other morning when she got up she asked him if he had a bag of energy that she could buy because hers was running low! She is modeling for me what it truly means to age gracefully and to be grateful and excited about each and every day! I wanna be sassy just like her when I’m in my 80’s! Love my Aunt Freddie!
This first came up (grinders) when wewere talking about going to the dentist, I think… and about how those teeth will wear out! smh Made me have to go and find out what she was talking about! The wisdom that you gain when you simply catch things here and there that are available in convos with your elders is priceless!
Ecclesiastes 12:3 (KJV)
3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
Ecclesiastes 12:3-4a (TLB)
3 For there will come a time when your limbs will tremble with age, your strong legs will become weak, and your teeth will be too few to do their work, and there will be blindness too. 4 Then let your lips be tightly closed while eating when your teeth are gone!