Bison Men

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 IN: Fashion Lifestyle

Bison Men

Recently, hubby and I motored to Washington, D. C. for a dinner date with some Bison men and their wives.  I call them Bison men because they all matriculated at the Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  The bison is the school mascot.

I chose a fit and flare sleeveless dress to defy the heat dome that evening.

Bison Men

At this stage in our respective lives, it’s an excellent time for rekindling college friendships.  With all four couples being empty-nesters, it’s now easier for all of us to make time on our schedules to get together.

Wearing: Kate Spade Fit and Flare Navy Leopard-print Dress, Vintage Chloé Grained Sally Flap Calfskin Peach Clutch with Gold Chain, Kate Spade "Licorice" Navy Suede Heels , Ray-Ban Mirrored Aviators with J. Crew Gold Bead Tassel Earrings.

Wearing: Kate Spade Fit and Flare Navy Leopard-print Dress, Vintage Chloé Grained Sally Flap Calfskin Peach Clutch with Gold Chain carried as a clutch, Kate Spade “Licorice” Navy Suede Heels, Ray-Ban Mirrored Aviators with J. Crew Gold Bead Tassel Earrings.

The consensus was to meet in Washington, D.C. the hometown of the youngest graduate in the group, Roger.  He and his wife, Regina, knew to reserve a table at Primi Piatti, an excellent venue of Italian cuisine, their favorite.  I had the grilled branzino with rosemary vinaigrette — it was delicious.

Fashionphile Chloé Grained Calfskin Sally Peach Flap, Ray-Ban Aviator Mirroed Gold/Blue Sunnies, and J. Crew Bead Gold Tassel Earrings

Vintage Chloé Grained Calfskin Sally Peach Flap from online Consignment Shop Fashionphile, Ray-Ban Aviator Mirrored Gold/Blue Sunnies, and J. Crew Bead Gold Tassel Earrings

During our three-hour dinner course, we covered the bases with conversations about family and of course, politics.  There was some discussion on men’s health; someone mentioned a knee replacement and another chimed in, about high blood pressure and prostate cancer concerns.

These four bison-men are still on the job, being great healthy husbands and dads. However, what about the other bison men alumnae?   Are they paying attention to matters of their health? Are they simply standing on the sidelines?

Which brings me to the fact according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, more than one out of four men wait as long a possible before going to see a doctor when they feel sick, are in pain or are concerned about their health.

Just like women should just do it when it pertains to annual screening tests and vaccines. There are recommendations for men to follow as well.

Bison Men: Get It Checked Checkup and Screening Guidelines for Men. Image credit: Men's Health Network

Bison Men: Get It Checked:  Checkup and Screening Guidelines for Men.   Image credit: Men’s Health Network

I am happy to report the bison men are not leading sedentary lifestyles, their daily physical activities include tennis, running, and walking.

The dinner date with the bison men provided a perfect segue for today’s post to remind not just bison men but all men (ladies, give them a nudge if needed) to complete annual screenings and checkups.

National Museum of African American History and Culture.

National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Oh, and p.s., on our drive into D.C. we saw a new interesting and contemporary building looming on the horizon near the National Mall.  Upon further conversation, I learned, we passed the nearly-finished National Museum of African American History and Culture which is due to open in September 2016.

Stay cool and have a fabulous week?

Siggy

  • Jodie Filogomo

    This dress is lovely!!
    I think it’s good for our health to rekindle friendships (besides getting things checked—good reminder!!)
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Jodi,
      Hi! Thank you for stopping by The Age of Grace and your kind words regarding my dress. I love a fit and flare dress; they work so well for my pear-shaped silhouette. I agree about rekindling old friendships can be beneficial to one’s health.

  • Love the fit and flare dress on you and the cool blue sunnies! I am so glad you found time to be with old friends from school! Good post on health matters too!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

    • Elle,
      Hi! A pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. The fit and flare/a-line are my go to silhouettes. Hubby and I are really enjoying our time to reconnect with old friends.