The Roanoker September/October 2017 - RVA26
folks who clear out their relatives'
Artist Terry Lyon says he prefers to
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"continue with art. [I'm] still trying
to learn how to paint. I got to retire
from an engineer job on an incentive
buyout 21 years ago and have had a
studio downtown for 31 years. It has
always been more a less a break even
business, but still having fun. My last
painting will be a streak on the canvas
going straight down."
Retired teacher Kathy Goodwin says,
"Each day varies somewhat but twice
a week I volunteer at the Salem liKroger visits are always an exercising
and interesting experience, and I walk
my dog Roxie, feed and play with my
kitty Maggie, read and listen to books
on CD, weed the garden some, do a
6704 Williamson Rd, NW, Roanoke, VA 24019
lot with my dear St Paul's Episcopal
church, feed critters outside, go to
lots of spiritual meetings, help people
Michael Whorley is "writing one act
plays for teens and composing music.
I'm working on a caregivers' guide for
Registered nurse Sandra Mccowan, who
tried retirement for six months and didn't
like it, sums it up thusly: "One of the develop-
A Peaceful Place
where life continues to be heard.
mental issues that older people go through
is the need to leave something worthwhile
behind when they go because we all know
we are going. It's more real after 65.
"I think it might be sort of a bucket list
thing. At 65 I started painting again, I wrote
a fairy tale for my granddaughter to have. I
started sewing again. I became very political and protested and got arrested several
times. The people I got arrested with were
"I have heard other people ... say, 'I want
a better life for my grandkids.' We do. I was
a nurse for 35 years. When I left the bedside
during my short-lived retirement, I had too
much free time and no money to do anything, so now I teach nursing school. I think
it's a way to give back.
"This is the age when we want to give
back and we really need to know we have
brary; wonderful people to work with.
ome visit our peaceful and reflective grounds, including our
Veteran Circle and Garden and Memorial Walkway. By
purchasing a Legacy Stone within the Walkway, you are not
only honoring your Veteran-but a portion of the proceeds of each
sale will go to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship benefits children of military personnel who pass away while on
active duty. For more information please call (540) 389-1677.
1250 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153-4455
made a difference."
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