He died at age 104

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Hawaii:  Hibiscus.  Photo by Ted Trimmer.

As you know, we are flying to San Francisco in May. David hopes his arthritis won’t bother him too much as we tour the city.  We are renting a car, so we don’t anticipate any problems.

When I lived in San Francisco back in 1968, shortly after graduating from the University of Hawaii, I worked as a temporary medical secretary for Dr. Engleman.  This wonderful doctor died at the age of 104 in 2015.  In an interview, Dr. Engleman attributed his longevity to a happy marriage and a happy family life.  He continued to play the violin with friends on a weekly basis and practiced medicine until he died.  Just incredible!

Well, if you are going to live to 104, you might as well be happy, too.

For me, my happiness is based on gratitude. I am so grateful for what I have.

5 Responses to “He died at age 104”

  1. DJan Says:

    That is an amazingly long life, well lived. 🙂

  2. Christine Says:

    He also must have had good genes.

  3. Tom Sightings Says:

    I’m sure he’d be thrilled that you remember him so well. Have a great trip!

  4. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    too bad he died before you revisited SF Yes, happiness makes all the difference.

  5. DeniseinVA Says:

    What a wonderful age to still be able to have a good quality of life and to pursue his career right up to the last. Being grateful for what one has is the greatest gift.

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