Rosemary Silzly’s Testimonial

Rosemary Silzly
July – August 2022 • Vol 3, No 122

My name is Rosemary Silzly. I am retired after 30 years of loving my job as a special-education school teacher. I will turn 80 years old this year. I have two daughters and a son that passed away three years ago. I am blessed with eight grandchildren ranging in age from 8 to 25. I enjoy spending as much time with my family as possible. I like to go to watch their various sports events, and I take pleasure in bringing the younger ones around to places like the park and the pool.

Although my days of being busy tending to the farm with my husband are over, I continue to enjoy living the country life on my farm in Opportunity, MT, and staying active remains important to me. I keep up with the retired teacher’s group and the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. I love to travel, and I especially enjoy exploring the inner beauty of our country on river-boat and paddle-boat cruises. Once I was through with the busyness of raising my family, I found my passion for clog dancing. It has brought me such happiness to dance for the past 20 years and is now a part of what makes me who I am.

About 5 or 6 years ago, I started to experience pain and issues with my knees. They gradually got worse over time. Going up and down stairs in my three-level house became quite difficult and eventually downright menacing. In fact, there were a couple of times that my knee gave away, causing me to fall and sprain my ankle. Although I had thankfully never broken a bone, the situation clearly had become dangerous, and I knew I had to do something about it.

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