Inspired by Okie…”Live Your Own Life!”

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Okie Honoring Okie Live Your Own Life

 

I’ve been reflecting about the many very positive impacts  Okie has had on my own life…and about how much I’m going to miss her.

I started writing down a few ideas about ways I’ve enjoyed, valued or appreciated  how Okie lived her life and the wisdom she shared with me…and then more ideas…and then more ideas.  After a bit, it was obvious the ideas seemed to fit into a few categories…and here they are…below. (and Kathy’s husband Peter just added a few of his ideas, at the very bottom of this post)

I’d love to gather many friends’ and family’s  ideas and inspirations and to add them to these beginning ideas.  Please do share!    (ohhh…can’t you just hear Okie saying  that?… “Please do_________. ”    or  “Wouldn’t you like to _____________?” )

 

Ideas might be  thoughtful and reflective…wise and insightful…practical and useful….or just plain silly and fun!…whatever suits your fancy!  Enjoy!

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Sooooo…. a few ideas from Kathy, one of Okie’s nieces….

 

Honoring Okie..ways we might live

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Okie Honoring Okie Be Friendly Enjoy People Appreciate Family

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Okie Honoring Okie Enjoy and appreciate Natur

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Okie Honoring Okie wander explore be curious

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Okie Honoring Okie travel explore adventure stay curious

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Okie Honoring Okie eat healthy...or not...

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Okie Honoring Okie Poetry reading learning quotingOkie was quoted in this The New York Times article July 4, 2015
Okie New York Times

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Okie Honoring Okie stay active strong adapt flexible~

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I think the last idea on that page bears repeating:

Okie Honoring Okie adapt

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Any kids reading this?
especially any of Okie’s great grandchildren…
all of whom have great spirits of adventure!

Please, please, please…
d
o NOT even consider doing what Okie and Kay did on this ski trip!!!
at least not until you’re at least 70 years old!

Okie Honoring Okie across 93

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Okie Honoring Okie categories about living life

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Okie Honoring Okie Anything and Everything

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Honoring Okie...please share

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Okie Honoring Okie Live Your Own Life along the roadway

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The road continues.
Each of our journeys continue.
May we continue to be inspired by Okie…
and by the many who are continuing to “travel” along the way with us,
…please share your own ideas and inspirations with us all…

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Honoring Okie..ways we might live

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Please share by adding your ideas in the comments area below or by sending ideas to Kathy at  kboyle777@comcast.net   (for those who may not know me, I’m Okie’s younger sister Kay’s daughter. I’m the person who put this blog together and who adds Okie’s writing to it. )

Ideas might be  thoughtful and reflective…wise and insightful…practical and useful….or just plain silly and fun…whatever suits your fancy!  Enjoy!

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Added a few hours later:
Ah ha!  Peter, Kathy’s husband, just contributed some ideas…
Go Peter! Great ideas! Thanks!

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Okie Honoring Okie Peter's ideas

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Ah ha! Another family member adds her inspirations!
Thank you, Julie!
(Julie is the California cousin….aka “Jewelry”…by another cousin )

~Okie Honoring Okie Julie's ideas~

Some wonderful ideas from Josh, one of Okie’s grandsons…and Caitlin, Josh’s wife

Okie Josh~

Okie Honoring Okie caitlin

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Please remember!
Live Your Own Life

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Okie Honoring Okie Live Your Own Life

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