I remember in 2016 I took this picture of my mum and my Auntie Maureen in England, thinking how strong they have both been during their era! (I wont get into details yet.) My mum was born a Winkle and my Aunt Maureen became a Winkle by marrying my Uncle Brian, my mum’s youngest brother. These are two woman who have ovecome so, so much; I remember saying to my Auntie Maureen I would write a book about the Winkles’ one day and she said it would be a Best Seller! It will be! Although I do not think my Mum and Aunt Maureen are that old but young’ens, I do believe that “Our elderly population are our mentors and wise folk that came before us and paved the way for our future. So, perhaps, we can take stock of our relationships with the elderly population. Maybe we don’t really listen to them because we hold the belief that their time has passed and they are too old to understand what we are going through. We may even realize that we don’t have any relationships with older people. But we must try to understand why and how our cultural perception of the elderly influences the way we perceive them. Look around and reach out to someone who is elderly even if we are just saying hello and making small talk. Resolve to be more aware of the elderly. They are our mentors, wise folk, and the pioneers that came before us and paved the way for our future!” Luv my Mum and my Auntie Muareen! Thank you DailyOM !