I’m a morning person, and it’s not a cup of coffee that gets me revved up, it’s my daily walks in my neighborhood. It’s the best medicine, and it costs nothing, but the benefits are endless. Besides chalking up numerous steps, watching otherworldy sunrises and just being outdoors, I get inspiration from the people I meet along the way. Ken and Marilyn are a couple I see almost daily and if I do, I know my day is going to be great.
Ken Meyers and his wife Marilyn are a fixture in my neighborhood. Ken, 94 years young and a World War II veteran and his child bride, Marilyn, a former nurse, wave to every passing car, greet all the dogs being walked and always want to know how you are doing. Although they’ve been in California for over 60 years, they still maintain a farm in Illinois and make a trip to Hawaii every year. They also oblige me by taste testing foods I’m trying out for my blog. If I don’t run into them on the streets, I pull over on my way to work just to get a hello in. They usually have a posse around them of other neighbors and, of course, lots of dogs.
are as stunning as evening sunsets.