Legacy | Define Legacy at Dictionary.com www.dictionary.com/browse/legacy a gift of property, especially personal property, as money, by will; a bequest. 2. anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor: the legacy of ancient Rome.

Rabbi Elkodsi, of the Malverne Jewish Center, wanted to segue into the topic of Leaving a Legacy.  She got me.  I realized where I am and where I am going and I WAS DESPERATE TO LEAVE A LEGACY.   If my book is about one thing – it is about my journey to find a legacy to leave.

Legacy USUALLY means money.  All the hospitals, all the synagogues and churches, all the summer camps, all the charitable organizations are all hoping I am in a position to leave them a legacy.

But what is a middle class mom supposed to do when there is not enough wealth accumulated to leave a legacy?

I wrote a book and am 6 chapters into my second.  My girlfriend has knitted and socked away enough baby blankets to leave for the great-grandchildren she will never see.

What if you are single? Never had children? or will never have grandchildren?  Well, I would say: “What did you enjoy most of all, in your life?”  Was it food? Leave recipes.  Was it skiing? Leave a scholarship.  Was it swimming? Send someone to summer camp.  Was it sitting in the park?  Leave a bench!

YOUR PASSION is the answer.  If you enjoy(ed) traveling, leave your cleaning lady a trip.   Make your passion become your legacy.  Make your legacy become your purpose and your purpose become your project.  Just trying to get it done will keep you busy.  Getting it done will make you proud.  Sharing your project with the world will make you less lonely.   And your life will find its meaning, so aging will be bittersweet, not just bitter.

I want to hear your thoughts.

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HAS ANYONE IN THE 65 YEAR OLD PLUS category TRIED to open this package?

I swear it took me half an hour to open one package.  I needed to open two but changed my mind.  My scissors were not strong enough to tear the heavy plastic wrapping apart.  There is not breathing room in the package and my hands and back hurt.  Plus I was exhausted after this ordeal.  I am not sure that our nuclear waste is as protected as these four D batteries.  Besides sell things, does AARP ever get involved in packaging, explaining how difficult it is for seniors to deal with?

 

 

 

ANOTHER FIVE STAR REVIEW. THANK YOU! AND UPDATE below:

on October 17, 2017
It is clear that Jacqueline Becker has no intention of “going quietly into the night”as she rages against aging. She can kick and scream, stretch and kvetch to her heart’s content, but in the meantime she is totally engaged with the business of living.Her endless curiosity, her love for her family and friends and thoughts about the challenges and rewards of both parenting and grand-parenting , make reading her book as serious reflection on growing older as well as an opportunity to laugh out loud about the absurdity of life in all its messy complexity.Jacqueline Becker can rage all she wants, but her vibrant spirit and lust for life guarantee that she will remain forever young at heart.
TO DATE :  30 books sold and 2 kindle sales.  I hope you all enjoy this book.

MY BOOK WIL BE AVAILABLE ON KINDLE next MONDAY OCTOBER 16.

Know someone in their 60s who has grandkids?  Maybe buy them this book along with the gift of laughter it will give – as a holiday present!  Please remember to leave a good review if you enjoyed the read!  Thank you!

 

PLEASE TUNE IN TOMORROW OCTOBER 10 AT 11 a.m. SENIOR MOMENTS 88.1 FM WCWP. org

I was taped on Oct 3rd and talked about my life and how I came to write:  RAGING AGAINST AGING, kicking & screaming, laughing & crying, stretching & kvetching – available on Amazon and soon on Kindle.  The show will air tomorrow.  We laughed the entire hour and I hope you will, too.  RAGE, AGE with HUMOR!!!

 

I DID A ONE HOUR INTERVIEW ABOUT MY BOOK

on a Local Public Access Radio show:  Senior Moments  88.1 FM – WCWP.ORG hosted by Stu and Nina Held.  Produced by Maria Steiglitz.  The show will air in its entirety next Tues. Oct. 10th at 11 a.m. and later it will be archived on the website so NO EXCUSES!!!!  It can be accessed from all over the world!   The hosts played Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.  What a coincidence, as a voice rises up on page one of my book, and lets me know that I am in the “autumn of my life!”  I will try to post a clip from the interview on Facebook but I am not that technologically astute so no guarantees.