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Secrets of Longevity
Salomon Says

Secrets of Longevity

Happy 100th Uncle Leo!

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Published: October 25, 2009


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Visitor Comments: 10

(10) Anonymous, November 1, 2009 12:29 AM

My father-in-law

My father-in-law is semi-retired and sits around playing solitaire on the computer all day. He is depressed and has physical ailments. My father, on the other hand, works even as he is semi-retired. He has fewer problems. One must stay active and working as long as possible.

(9) Anonymous, October 29, 2009 5:36 AM

Mazal Tov! Ad-120!

May you enjoy many more simchas together.

(8) Anonymous, October 27, 2009 6:56 PM

I believe you

My grand mother is also from a Salomon family and she lived for 106 years with all her abilities and no illness. She even told my aunt two weeks before her death that her days were over she had to go now. Is it the blessings of King David passed down?

(7) Ruth Housman, October 27, 2009 5:07 PM

my aunt and uncle, married and both 100

I recently attended a family and friends' celebration of Romie and Blanche, my aunt and uncle, who are now one hundred years old. Romie has some significant memory issues and Blanche cares for him with help, that is greatly needed. She is totally "there" for him, for us, and it's about love. She loves him and he loves her. My Uncle had a long life that was entirely about giving, and he is still giving, to Bezalel in Israel. They shared their joint love of art and their collections and gave extensively to many Israeli institutions. My aunt never worked in a work work way, but I think retirement is a word that has too many connotations, and it's not about THAT, it's about what we do, at any time of our lives, that has to do with love, passion, what keeps that spark going. I know a lot of people who are "retired" but they're not. They are working, at those things they do love, and sometimes it's an opportunity to do something entirely new. It's not actually about money always, and retirement somehow took on that work and money "thing". So I say, it's about LOVE. My Uncle brought people out of Nazi Germany during the War years and he kept a very low profile about this, even to us, his nieces and nephews. He gave in so many ways. I am proud of them both and as for life, it does sometimes turn in sad ways, because I wish I could converse with my Uncle Romie Shapiro right now. All the same, I KNOW he's there, because his eyes move toward me, toward Blanche, and there is his hand, moving towards us around that dinner table, and so it's about LOVE. It always is. Keep that passion whatever you do, find that something, because it's not about retirement, it's about Following Your Heart.

(6) David, October 27, 2009 3:58 PM

Longevity Basic from Torah

Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which HaShem thy G-d giveth thee (Shemot, Chapter 20:12) כבד את־אביך ואת־אמך למען יארכון ימיך על האדמה אשר־יהוה אלהיך נתן לך׃ ס

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