On Thursday of last week four super seniors from Rossland decided to shake up their lives and go on a road trip.
The tripe was out of their collective comfort zones but never the less, adventure and daring got them to the age they are and they saw no reason to be different now.
Cookie LeCluse (age 97), Argia Haley (age 93), Tony Campana (age 90) and Wilma Kuntz (age 87) got into Cokkie’s Hummer and headed over the first summit to Big Sheep Creek for a lunch time barbeque at the cabin of Joe Zanussi.
Cookie was the chauffeur but had ready back-up in his passengers as they all still drive and are all very capable. There was no thought to changing their minds once the decision was made as a good outing was in store for the four of them. In the sweltering heat a trip to the creek would be invigorating.
Cookie, for all who know him, was at his finest for the five hours of the trip, remembering many stories of the “good old days” which, of course, could be much appreciated by all.
In an age where we are too ready to put our seniors out to the proverbial pasture, it was just great to hear of an outing such as this and to see our forefathers and mothers continuing to enjoy some of life’s finest. Good for them.
If you see them on the street, remember, there is still some life in those old bones and some energy left to do some of the things that got them this far.
An active mind is a happy mind; when you see them remember to say hello. Well done to the four of you.