My Travel Days Are Over

I know I must, but it’s hard for me to accept it.

We don’t live forever.

Some people like me, live longer than others (107).

Betty lived until the age of 101.

We had been married 79 years (Hard to beat).

Overcoming the few differences we had, it was a happy marriage.

We satiated our love for travel by wandering all over the world.

No one could have a better traveling companion.

She never complained of the discomforts we endured (To avoid them stay at home).

We used all modes of travel (except dog sled)….

Nothing stays the same.

For an American today doing what we did then would be expensive.


With Betty gone and my walking limited by my folding walker, the only walking I do at the urging of my caretaker is five times around the kitchen table.

If I want a longer walk I can put a leaf in the table (funny).

I don’t.

(November 3, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.