Keller: There is plenty to see in life’s chapters

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017

In a year’s time, we experience different seasons — spring, summer, autumn and winter.

The key to a good life is to enjoy each season and to adjust, as one ends and the other begins.

The same can be said for the different chapters of our lives. The chapters in my life can also be divided into four different times.

Chapter one was when I was growing up and going to school.

After graduating from high school, I turned the page to the next chapter, which was serving in the military.

Upon my discharge from the Navy, I started dating Jeanne and later married her.

The third chapter was raising my four children and enjoying my 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Now, we are into our fourth and final chapter, which is considered our senior years and referred to as “The Golden Years.”

During these years, Jeanne and I have had a few senior moments.

At times when we’re alone, we talk more about supposedly serious issues like death, which Jeanne doesn’t care to talk about.

A few years ago as I was washing dishes, she came up to me and said, “You’ll never know how much I’ve always loved you.”

She continued, “I hope I die before you.”

I then said, “Me too!” She was too shocked to get mad. I laughed, but she didn’t.

Last Wednesday night upon going to bed, I told Jeanne I had to wake up at 4 a.m. I told her to set her alarm for 4:30 a.m., in case I’d dose off. I woke up at 4 a.m. and then woke her up and told her to turn her alarm off.

“What time is it?”

“Four o’clock.”

“Is Harold up yet?”

Confused, I said, “I’m Harold!”

“OK, but check and see if HAROLD KELLER is up!”

Believe me, this chapter is not finished. I can’t wait to see or hear what’s next.

I pray that we continue to fight the good fight, keep the faith and finish the course.

If you have any questions or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA70084, call 985-652-8477 or email