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BARTLING COLUMN Continued from Page 13 meeting locations and times). We certainly invite all citizens of the district to join us for updates on the legislative session. Please be sure to contact me with any concerns, questions or thoughts. I may be reached at bartling@state .sd.us or please call me at 605-222-3378. AS I SIT HERE FAST APPR- OACHING A MOVE INTO AN- OTHER DECADE OF MY LIFE I of, or complete loss of memory. The Burke (SD) Gazette, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 am thinking I am now really getting I'm starting to have a terrible time for one thing or another,(I won't go to be truly old! The past few years with names. If I call you by another there!) and wrinkles. My strategy I have started to accept the limita- name or simply can't remember there was to simply eat my way out tions imposed by the aging process- your name you now know why. I of wrinkles thinking I could just many dealing with reductions.., often find myself getting upset at stretch out my skin, but they just reduction of appetite(which is good "The Better Half' when she's upset keep coming ...... I think), flexibility, endurance, loss when she doesn't know where I'mI like to start the day with a of hair-I don't much bother with at. I swear that I told her where I good cup of coffee. I like the sound combs or brushes anymore .... for was going, but apparently I didn't the coffee maker makes as it gur- that matter I guess I never have; or forgot where I was going! I often gles, whines and wheezes. I often loss of certain "desires"- If I told find myself in the basement, garage find myself making the same sounds someone that I was having an affair or another room and have no idea all day long ..... they would simply say, "What time why I'm there. I grew up hunting and fishing and where? What are you serving, And there's also "expansions" at every opportunity. I still hunt fish or mountain oysters? I'll bring ...girth, sleep time required, trips to and fish, but somewhere along the some chips and beer." the bathroom, trips to the pharmacy line I've lost most of my desire to And then there's the reduction as I seem to need all sorts of pills kill. Oh, I still might deer hunt a 14 bit, shoot two or three pheasants for "The Better Half' as I don't eat them or anything that grows feathers, and I still love the thrill of watching and hearing ducks and geese, par- ticularly watching them come into a spread of decoys. I'd rather watch than kill. My favorite part of the day is the last hour of light when I take a drive just to watch the day come to a close and watch the wildlife that always seem to show up in that last hour of light. My desire to fish has much increased as I realize that aren't many years left to enjoy my favorite hobby. Catching is not near Continued on Page 15 Tom Gl.over Jim Waterbury Karen Martin AJ Steffen Rich Dobesh Kate Witt Sue Chytka Michael Karbo Clayton Steele 0t8009-00151 t/16 I=