Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lucille Perkins Robinson, a Spunky Senior With Her Hands Full

Lucille Perkins Robinson

Life isn't always easy. Lucille Perkins Robinson can testify to that. She's had her hands full for quite some time. In her own words, here's some of what she does and has done, which truly qualifies her as a Spunky Senior:

Pamela Renee LeJeune

I take care of my comatose daughter, Pamela Renee LeJeune, and have been for the last 9 years.


I take care of a husband who seems to have hit an all-time low in depression since our daughter, Sheryl Ann Bourque, died on

Sheryl Ann Bourque

June 6, whom I had taken care of for the past year and a half.

My husband was already depressed because of being diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago. 

Further back I began college at age 35, took up education grades 1-8 and taught middle school for a couple of years before getting certification in special education and taught resource which is drawing special ed children out of regular classes for an hour each day, 10 years.

Before that I've worked as a machinist threading pipes of all lengths and sizes, a waitress at a truck stop, and mostly a mother rearing 6 children.

I've also served the Lord since I was about 9-12 [one of those years] and have had interesting things happening to me down through the years. When my mother died when I was 8, I didn't cry. When my father died in the 1970s, I didn't cry. When my daughter died in June, I didn't cry. I was filled each time with unbelievable calm and faith that all would be well.

From 12 years ago - I'm the short one in the middle. Ted is the one in the back [this is before all the problems started.] Patrick, my 3rd child is standing to Ted's left, then going on around thus, next in line is Robin my 2nd child, Angela my 4th child, Perry my 1st child, Sheryl my 6th, and Pamela my 5th.

I'm of old fashioned beliefs that sex should come after the wedding ceremony and not before, that children should not be allowed to disrespect or sass their parents, that children should be taught to handle money, should be taught what life is all about before they hit the age to quit school and bum around [although I wasn't successful with 2 of my six children where this idea is concerned].

I love to garden, crochet, sew [don't do well making clothes], paint pics when I can lay them out without fear of them being damaged while drying. Wish I could go swimming more often and travel more.

Lucille Robinson

Please leave a comment for Lucille to welcome her here at Spunky Seniors.


  1. Thanks for sharing life happenings with us, Lucille. You are certainly among our Spunkiest Seniors!

    Morgan Mandel

  2. Any one of these things would fell most of us, so Lucille, you definitely qualify as a "spunky senior."

  3. Lucille, I believe that God doesn't give us more than we can handle (and gives us the grace to handle it) so you much be overflowing with Grace. Your strong values and dependence on God are an inspiration. I'm going to stop whining about my little problems. And thank you, Morgan, for recognizing that Spunky includes our ability to handle adversity.

  4. Wow, Lucille, you certainly put things into perspective for me. Through all of your trials and tribulations, what stood out most of me was that your faith has been your rock. I hope God continues to give you strength, and that you find an opportunity to take that swim you crave. You truly exemplify "spunky."

  5. Wow, Lucille. I admire your spunk and your faith in God. As someone pointed out, God doesn't give you more than you can handle. With His help,you've certainly handled a lot. Prayers for you and your family.

  6. Thank you, Morgan, for this post because it has provided a vehicle for my testimony that may help others or even inspire others to keep on keeping on. Thanks to all of you for your comments because it just goes to show me that I am not alone.

  7. This is such a moving post, Lucille. I am in awe of how you have coped

  8. God is absolutely everything and your faith is a testimony to your belief in that. I'm praying for your continued strength and trust you will be rewarded by Him. Stay close to Him my friend, the only times I've fallen is through my failures (many of those) but His Grace and Mercy is the most beautiful thing and beyond what this world comprehends.

    I admire your courage in what has broken many. Of course, that comes from God as well. Keep serving the Lord. The Way, Truth & Life.

  9. Lucille, I've known you for a number of years and have always admired your strength, faith and courage. Now I can add spunk to the list. My very best to you, old friend.

  10. Lucille, you are amazing. To come through the trials you have endured yet still retain your faith and obviously cheery nature is a wonder in itself. You have inspired me to face my problems, which seem minor in comparison, with renewed strength.

  11. I'm totally in awe of your faith and strength. You have coped (and are still coping) with so much.

  12. Your strength, faith and courage is an inspiration, Lucille. "Spunky" doesn't do you justice!

  13. Thank you all for your encouraging comments and I am so glad I've been able to encourage you as well to keep on keeping on and never give up.

    I need to make one correction and that is that Sheryl died July 6th not June 6th. Time has a way of passing sometimes so fast and other times so slow it's down right confusing for me at times. Robin, my oldest daughter corrected me today when I showed her this blog post. Bless her level head, lol.

  14. Lucille has the strength of a lion and the love of a saint. God watches over her and, I'm sure, 'is well pleased'. Every good wish to Lucille.
    Plus, she's a good writer! Let's not forget that!
    Brian K

  15. This is my grandma.. Our family has gone through so many trials and tribulations. My mothers been in a coma for 16 years. I'm 18, about to turn 19. Me, and 2 of my sisters were involved in the accident. We all ranged from critical, to moderate injuries(me & my mother having the worst) I now turn to vhs home movies, to hear her voice. I Pray that she wakes any day now...


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