The Shivering Senior

I will be the first to admit that at 75 years old my circulation isn’t what it used to be. My feet get cold when the temperature isn’t even cold. I’m just grateful that my feet still hold me up despite their being chilled. I generally keep the air conditioning at 80 degrees in the house during the summer months and 70 during the winter. The 80 is fine for me, but sometimes I am bundled up pretty well when the temperature in the house is only 70. If I ever find a partner to live with me, I’ll have to make adjustments…and I will. I occasionally play the organ at church and, when I do, I always wear a long sleeve shirt. If I didn’t, I would get cold during the service. I don’t know what the temperature is, but it is cool enough for me to get cold. I understand the temperature problem as the clergy wear vestments. Therefore I’m sure they must get warm during the worship service. Some of the congregation show up in flip-flops and shorts. They amaze me as they don’t seem to mind the temperature at all. I just have to adjust for myself and save my colorful short sleeve shirts for other social times. Here in central Florida, the congregation would have me pilloried were I to suggest we elevate the temperature in church during the summer months.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to The Shivering Senior

  1. Pamela Martin says:

    I always have to take a sweater to church because they keep it so cool. Most restaurants are that way too. Is Demitrias reading your blogs? Pam

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