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“A Life Truly Lived”


Editor’s note: We’d like to thank resident Linda Walper for the following submission about her impressions of life in Sun City West. You’ve captured the spirit of this community very well, Linda!


A Life Truly LIVED

By Linda Uzeffa Walper

A life truly lived – that describes the citizens of Sun City West!

As dawn quietly breaks, the hum of life explodes into the day. Golfers start their engines. Water babies splash and dip into lanes. Yoga downward dogs bend and stretch. Jazz classes turn up the tunes. Walkers and joggers heat up the outdoor track. Wood and Metal Clubs buzz. Courts are jam-packed with rackets. Weight machines echo, clinking with each rep. Teachers prepare their daily outline. Hikers don their boots. Dancers swing to the latest beat.

This corner of our great earth is a beehive of activity. Scooters, walkers, canes, limps, crutches and all – it’s not slowing anyone down!

People moving. People doing. People finally realizing time for their lifelong passions, fulfilling new memories of “what used to be!” Packing their precious time, which ticks quicker than ever, with enjoyable, life-enhancing goals.

And as the sun surrenders to the White Tanks, guitars are silenced. Cards are all laid. Golf scores are tallied. The shows end. The writer’s pen is put down. The last song is sung. The artist’s brush is cleaned. The Stain Glass doors are closed. The potter’s wheel is motionless. The streets are quiet. The air is still. Lights are dimmed, giving way to sweet dreams and blissful rest – only to begin once again with the sun’s first rays.

Thank you, Lord, for this heavenly place called Sun City West. I am truly proud to be a part of it all!

© Protected by Copyright November 2017



  1. Kathy Mahnerd says:

    How very eloquently worded, Linda. You have truly captured the liveliness and zest for living the residents of Sun City West enjoy. You are the perfect example of how to live life to its fullest.

  2. Lois McCaffrey says:

    Linda you have captured it all. Good job

  3. Barbara Bickler says:

    Beautifully written and it describes SCW to a tee!

  4. JANICE Hohm says:

    How eloquently stated. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Bev Johnson says:

    As usual my dear friend wrote a beautiful piece about our Sun City West. She has written a book called “Apple Pie From The Heart.” It is wonderful!! I have a copy if any of my friends want to read it. Linda is a wonderful woman!!

  6. Mary Beth Kunze says:

    Your writing was perfect poetry! We love SCW

  7. Betsy Moran says:

    Beautiful and very well said

  8. Nicely done!

  9. margaret gibb says:

    Beautiful composition!! Well done.

  10. What a great description of life in SCW! Can’t wait to retire and be there full time!

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