At 91 years old and ill, Morrie Boogaart is still keeping busy. He’s been knitting hats for the homeless for more than 15 years.
The Michigan man stopped counting after making 8,000 of them.
Boogaart is in hospice care with skin cancer and a mass on his kidney, he does it all from his bed. He’s slowing down now, only making about one hat every two days, but he says learning to knit is one of the best things that’s ever happened to him.
"The only time I’m not doing it is if I fall asleep," confesses Boogaart.
Boogart doesn’t know how much time he has left, but he’s making that time count.
"Why do I do it? It just makes me feel good," said Boogaart.
slow down：片語動詞，減速，放慢速度。例句：Slow down, you are driving too fast.（慢一點，你開太快了。）
fall asleep：片語動詞，睡著。例句：I fell asleep while I was watching a very boring movie on TV.（我在看一部電視播映的無聊電影時睡著了。）
make something count：慣用語，確保能獲取最大利益，或儘可能發揮最大正面效果，讓…算數。