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Flying through life on a wing and a prayer.

Staying up, moving along, and glad my dad gave me a place to skate every winter.

I'm leading, joining in, and following on my way down from the mountain peak.


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Laugh a lot at the ups and downs in life, live a lot with great people and good causes, love the lifetime built on each moment.

Member Since: 10/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 34,734

My Goals:
Love others.

Live a healthy life.

Lend my efforts to making the world healthier, happier, and more peaceful.

My Program:
Spend more time with others, physically and emotionally support them, and center on them through the day.

Concentrate on food that is better for my body and the environment and move more daily.

Pray, volunteer, and take a role in the political life of the community.

Personal Information:
I have lived throughout the Intermountain West most of my life and people call me Mary Merth.

I'm older than I ever thought I would be (68) and became -- literally -- one of the first baby boomers as I was born on the day the war ended in Europe 1945.

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I have never had time to do all the things I wanted, but I've made my living writing and teaching.

I love skiing, ice skating, and bicycling, but physical problems are preventing that -- at least for now.

I have never been married, never had children, and live alone. I really am surprised that I'm no longer 21.

I haven't traveled as much as I have wanted, but I'm doing the best I can about that now.

I love politics and have volunteered for liberal politicians throughout my adult life. Needless to say I am used to losing more than my share of elections.

My favorite writers and poets are Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Frost, Wallace Stegner, Sara Teasdale, Gwendolyn Brooks, Harper Lee, and Langston Hughes.

I like rock and folk music best, but find something I like in most types of music.

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  • v 1FARMER
    I haven't been visiting my spark friends lately. The weather is cooler right now and I hope it stays that way. I will try to visit more often. How are things with you? emoticon
    Prayers and hugs. emoticon
    102 days ago
  • v 1FARMER
    Thank you for stopping by and I love the spark support. How are things going for you this summer? I can't believe the teachers(my daughter in law is one) and my granddaughter start back to school in about two weeks. fall is right around the corner and the hot humid weather will go away. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    130 days ago
  • v 1FARMER
    Thank you for your drop in on my friend feed. I appreciate the support my spark friends give me. What keeps you busy these days most days? emoticon
    Staying cool I hope. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I'm loving the summer bounty of fruits and vegetables. emoticon emoticon Life is good! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    152 days ago
    Loved your story of your July 4th family gatherings. Sounds like you had a great time. So many things from my childhood/youth seem wonderful in reflection. I didn't give them enough thought at the time...did any of us? Our July 4ths were almost always centered around the parade (marching band always marched and our school was so small we were all in the band from little on), the water ski show on the river, fireworks, etc etc. Our town was small, too, and we could wander around and meet up with friends, do whatever we pretty much wanted as long as we didn't get into trouble. What a different world it is today. Better in some ways, but the innocence of those days is what I miss the most. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    159 days ago
    Thanks for remembering me on my spark anniversary by sending me a lovely spark goodie. I am blessed to have wonderful team mates who support and encourage me.
    167 days ago
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