Category Archives: aging

I FEEL LIKE CINDERELLA!

Every young girl dreams of someday finding her Prince Charming – of being magically transformed into a vision of loveliness – of finding true love and living happily ever after.  On our wedding day, we feel like a princess, dressed … Continue reading

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DRIED UP

Isn’t it funny to see those commercials for products which promise to reduce or removed wrinkles and signs of aging – and all the models in said ads are probably 14 years old?  For once, I’d love to see real … Continue reading

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AGING ENLIGHTENED

The Age of Enlightenment was a time in history between 1700-1800.  It was a time when the world was changing drastically.  Some considered it a time of enlightenment and philosophy.  In our own nation, big changes were occurring.  Immigrants in … Continue reading

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GET RID OF THAT BELLY FAT

OK, so the after the holidays diet started out pretty good. I even lost a couple pounds.  Then Sunday came and my church is big on snacks so that got me started again.  It began with a small caramel and … Continue reading

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I’M LIVING IN NARNIA!

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”  … Continue reading

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A SENSE OF PLACE

This week has been a busy one for my husband, Paul, as he prepares to launch a one man show of his art on Saturday, January 12, 2019.  For those of us in our seventies, any kind of exertion can … Continue reading

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CALASTHENICS FOR THE MIND

For the past year or so, taking some of my knowledge about acting to a lovely assisted living and memory care facility in my area.  Through the use of improvisation and sense memory, we are really making a nice connection.  … Continue reading

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WHAT WILL I BE WHEN I GROW UP?

First of all, I am 76 years old and I admit that growing up isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. I believe the whole process is overrated.  When we’re five we can’t wait to be ten.  When we’re ten we … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHT OF MY WEEK

OK this cartoon has nothing to do with the highlight, but I thought it was cute.  This week has actually been pretty quiet for me and because we’re changing seasons quickly here in Lake Woebegone, I thought I’d start organizing closets for … Continue reading

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THE GOLD IN AGING

Each year becomes more of a struggle. We trudge through life, with goals, hopes and dreams. We reach the epitome of living and wonder who we are, why we’re here and where we’re going. Within the blink of an eye, … Continue reading

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MASTER OF NONE?

A great deal of emphasis is placed on gaining a superior education.  To be a master of anything pretty much secures a spot in the workplace.  But what about the “Masters” of old – the artists, the writers, the performers, … Continue reading

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WEEKEND WRAPUP

My weekly work keeps me at home for most of the day – working on my blog, memorizing lines for the play I’m in, writing articles and other things.  For the most part, my work week is pretty laid back.  … Continue reading

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BIZARRE HOLIDAYS

Some think that anyone over 70 is ready for the grave, but we still have a lot to offer.  About one third of U.S. Senators are over 70 – nice part time job for a retiree – but I digress.  I … Continue reading

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I WON’T GROW UP

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we didn’t have to grow up – if we didn’t have to go to school – if we could do whatever we want without following the rules? In John Barrie’s, “Peter Pan” the author created a place … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – THE FINAL ACT

The final scene is set.  The pieces have all been placed.  The player enters the stage for his last monologue.  It is the last prayer of a faithful servant – the final words you utter in life – the lasting impression … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART V – 90 & UP

Nonagenarians now represent 4.7 percent of the 65-and-older US population, compared to 2.8 percent in 1980.  The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that by 2050, the number of those living beyond 90 years will quadruple. By the time we reach … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART IV – OCTOGENARIAN – 80-90

You are now part of an elite group of survivors.  The ages between 80 and 90 are reserved for those who still have much to give the world or those who have been filled with new parts that won’t give … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART III ADDENDUM

HOW TO STAY ACTIVE DURING THE SEVENTH DECADE IN LIFE Get out of bed each morning with a prayer of thanksgiving that you made it through another night. Exercise – If you’re my age, exercise consists of the act of … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART III – 70 to 80

A commercial came out recently showing people in their 70s and 80s still in the workplace.  There’s the fireman who weighs about 80 pounds, trying to handle a gigantic fire hose.  We see an elder woman as a DJ while another entertains as … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN PART TWO ADDENDUM

The actual retirement process is here – as in applying for Social Security benefits.  It’s funny how this has been slowly re-labeled over time.  It used to be referred to as a retirement plan – a required amount of money taken … Continue reading

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