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Brrrrr my alarm clock wakes me with a start. I open heavy eyelids to see sun streaming through a chink in the curtains. Bounding out of bed I hurriedly dress in my bikini and cover up with my shortest shorts and tightest tee-shirt. With my arthritic knees and varicose veins I am no Betty Grable, but I’m gonna prove once and for all that I can still cut it! Grabbing my surf board I head off to the local beach where my family are gathered for my 100th birthday celebrations. There is an air of anticipation as I strip down to my bikini and dip my toes into the freezing water. White spume crashes up the beach as I paddle out on my surfboard, everyone cheers as I stand and begin cresting huge waves eventually coming to rest on the damp sand. My son wraps me in a fluffy towel and hands me a steaming mug of hot chocolate. He presents me with a telegram from the Queen and a gold envelope containing a voucher for my next challenge of wing walking ...I just cannot stop smiling!
centenarian surfs like flipper the dolphin palm trees blow in breeze
Hey Write a Happy Haibun Contest Sponsored by Caren Krutsinger 2/7/19

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Date: 8/16/2019 6:00:00 PM
Hi Jan: A fantasy come true! Great halibut, Congratulations!
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Date: 8/16/2019 6:25:00 PM
thanks Ralph I have discovered I have a vivid imagination lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/6/2019 2:26:00 AM
Congratulations, Jan on your well deserved win. Great Haibun indeed.
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Date: 8/16/2019 6:25:00 PM
thanks Subimal:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/2/2019 8:18:00 PM
It’s a joy to return and reread this exceptional haibun, Jan. Congratulations on your wonderful win. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Date: 8/16/2019 6:25:00 PM
thanks Susan I enjoyed the challenge:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/2/2019 6:18:00 AM
Great write Jan. If I ever made it to one hundred the last thing I would do is try surfing (I can't swim good... Maybe a sky-dive though...(lol) Congratulations on your win. Hugs // Charlie xx
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Date: 8/16/2019 6:24:00 PM
thanks Charlie:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/3/2019 7:16:00 PM
G'day Jan … there's hope for a few of us yet. Certainly a nice tale where the mind still rules the body - well done Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 8/1/2019 4:54:00 PM
thanks Lindsay:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/3/2019 1:05:00 PM
Being from the east side of Florida and surfing was my thing when I was younger I applaud the idea. Good one. I think elderly people are as young as they feel. Go for it.
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Date: 7/3/2019 2:03:00 PM
Thanks Bette, I have never ever surfed as I am not keen on deep water but I applaud those who do these things at any age:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/3/2019 12:34:00 PM
Lol, What a humorous take on the contest theme. If I made it to 100 I suppose I would live it up too! I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/3/2019 2:03:00 PM
Thanks Alexis I hope to live to 100 as longevity is on mum's side of the family but I will be picking up my pen and never a surfboard lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/3/2019 5:14:00 AM
100 is only a number, Jan. Two things in life I have never done is Surf or wear a bikini. If I am fortunate enough to reach that number...I will buy a surf board and try to catch a wave in a bikini. (lol) Great entry...best wishes for a win in Caren's contest. Hugs // Charlie xx
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Date: 7/3/2019 7:36:00 AM
LOL Charlie I have a bikini top but never worn bikini bottoms and as for surfing - never as I am scared of deep water lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/3/2019 1:03:00 AM
You've got the right idea Jan, think young stay young. Good luck. Tom.
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Date: 7/3/2019 7:35:00 AM
Definitely Tom:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/2/2019 11:58:00 PM
I'd love to see you on your 100th birthday. Unfortunately I will not be around by then :) Hugs xo
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Date: 7/3/2019 7:35:00 AM
LOL Victor I hope to reach that age there is longevity on mum's side of the family her great great aunt lived to 111 and 121 days and was in the Guinness Book of Records... but you will never catch me surfing or wing walking at any age lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 7/2/2019 11:19:00 PM
I would say that your muse has returned better than ever, Jan. I was enchanted by the spunky spirit of this centenarian. Your haiku is a fantastic ending to an endearing piece. Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/3/2019 7:34:00 AM
Thanks Susan!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/2/2019 9:04:00 PM
wonderful write, Jan, I see a lot of elderly ladies that are not embarrassed to show of what life has blessed them with age. Good for a win in Caren contest. Hugs dear friend.
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Date: 7/3/2019 7:33:00 AM
Thanks Eve it was a last minute poem I hope Caren finds it dun:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/2/2019 6:34:00 PM
Wow! Great one Jan! :)
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Date: 7/2/2019 6:39:00 PM
Thanks Heidi I got inspired at the last minute I am hoping my muse has finally returned!!!:-) hugs Jan xx