BINGO WITH MOM

BINGO WITH MOM

To Mothers Everywhere April 2008 It’s muffled at first but the sound of shuffling feet and humming motors grows as the crowd of Senior Citizens makes their way to the great room. As though a secret bell clangs inside their permed to death, over bleached, or bald heads, here they come. BINGO! Yep, I’m excited. Motorized chairs with ribbons, metal walkers with tennis balls for rollers, and […]

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GRANDKIDS

GRANDKIDS

GRANDKIDS It was a blow, but our children have finally discovered that it isn’t them we’re interested in; it’s what they bring with them that’s the focus of our attention. Wiping noses, kissing scraped knees, laughing at their jokes, and cheering them on have a whole new meaning when it’s the grandkids First birthdays are the best. It’s a time when the little one has […]

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Remember January 2008

Remember January 2008

Nothing Lasts Forever – Why not? “It’s only twenty-eight years old. You’d better call repair,” my husband says as I jiggle the heating element in my new (are you joking) oven. “They just don’t make them like they used to,” the repair guy says as he rolls his eyes, looking for patience, lifting the burners. “Only two of these work,” I comment. “I was looking […]

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2016 Christmas Letter

2016 Christmas Letter

Dear Friends, Are we there yet? I mean New Years. Someone please let me out of 2016! I missed Christmas by two days and am anxious to start fresh. If I leave now, maybe I’ll make it for 2017. Wonder if anyone noticed. My Christmas cards are finally stamped. I stayed out all night Sunday to beat the Monday morning rush. I was the first […]

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THANKSGIVING

THANKSGIVING

Getting together for Turkey Time Thanksgiving traditionally celebrates the giving of thanks for all the wonderful blessings we have received throughout the year. As time passes, however, I am finding it harder and harder to remember much of anything beyond yesterday. I am grateful for the good food, family, friends, and elastic waist slacks, without which, I would never make it to the desserts. I […]

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BOO!

BOO!

HALLOWEEN It’s that time of year when entire neighborhoods dress up, or not, and ding-dong our door bell, hoping for goodies. Those cute little spirits, trolls, and goblins decked out in ready-made costumes come by for a short visit. Not as creative today as in my day when I dressed up as Mrs. Clever complete in my mom’s dress and a pair of old high […]

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AARP

AARP

WHO GAVE AARP MY ADDRESS Yesterday, I was discussing to no one in particular the wisdom that comes from life experiences, and commenting on the lack of respect that this younger generation has toward its adult population. I was ironing my salmon-colored smock getting ready for my new career as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, and still a bit miffed by the chiding from […]

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