Starting All Over At Age 62

Uncle Leo: Everybody saying I’m moving too fast.

Har-old: You’re not moving fast enough, if you ask me! Did they spend 32 years in jail? Did they miss their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s?

Uncle Leo: That’s how I feel. I’m moving too slow. I need to get my driving license, my social security card, my own place. I got a lot to do.

Har-old: You not only have to make up for the past 32 years but you’re at an age associated with death. People my age, we in good health, we look good, our belief is we will live forever and got all the time in the world to get things done. People your age walk with canes, have wrinkles on their face, need other people to take care of them. These are signs of deterioration and that you don’t have much time left. You made it through 32 years of prison. Now, you have to make it in a world that is different from the 70’s and 80’s. You know, many employers don’t hire people over 35. You can’t get no “good job” because you’re a felon. You have no choice but to be an entrepreneur and make your leather company work for you.

Har-old, what if your ambition made people say, “you’re moving too fast!” What if your actions made people say, “Slow down!” What if death associated itself with you through other means like diseases and cancers? What if being an entrepreneur was NOT by choice but by FORCE in order for you to eat?


7 thoughts on “Starting All Over At Age 62”

  1. Excellent!!! Now THIS is motivating!! Glad you wrote and shared this (though knowing you, you could have wrote this long before you actually posted it).


    1. And to think, I almost didn’t post it. Yeah, I wrote it weeks ago when I initially had the conversation with him but I never got the opportunity to post it. Somebody reacted the same way you did when I told them about him, so, I had to press publish. I just want to embody his sense of urgency!

      Speaking of “You could have wrote this long before you actually posted it,” tonight at 7:30PM Central Time, after 7 years, I am unveiling writings from my comedy book. I use to write sitcoms based on my future family and I am premiering it in a new concept (the 4th one for FY) called Episodes (Blast From The Past). Tonight will be the first scene of 5 from this episode. Then new episodes will premiere weekly. These posts will be password protected. I would love for you to read ‘em!


            1. My time! I remembered you being an hour ahead. So, it’s 6:38PM here, now. Plus, I changed the time from 7:30 to 7. 20 minutes it will publish. I set posts on schedule instead of instantly publishing it.


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