Mudcat Café message #4063497 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4063497
Posted By: Charmion
09-Jul-20 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Nick Cordero may be claimed by New York, but he was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, and got his start in the Toronto theatre scene, where he is sincerely mourned. Here's a story about him in our local rag, the Stratford Beacon-Herald.

The case of Nick Cordero demonstrates how very little we know about COVID-19, even yet. He was a strong, fit, healthy man in the prime of life, not a frail senior stuck in a nursing home until some opportunistic affliction gets around to carrying her off.

Speaking of frail seniors, our neighbour Neil's mother died the other day of one of those opportunistic afflictions, probably pneumonia. She was 96. Her husband, Neil's father, predeceased her at the age of 99. Neil himself is about 70 and looks 60, except when he's chucking garden rubbish into his flat-bed trailer, when he looks more like 40. I get the impression that he knows he still has a fair few years ahead of him and keeps fit accordingly.

It's blistering hot here for the nth day in a row -- forecast high of 35C (95F), and the ground under the frizzled grass feels like brick. We now have soaker hoses rigged for watering the garden beds, and I get a bit of exercise hauling out and reeling back the 100-foot feeder hose, which is hitched to our only external tap at the back of the house. It's a great way to ensure that I sit down to supper with my hair drenched in sweat.