Category Archives: America

GROWING OLD, FADING FAST

No, this photograph is not me, although I’ve been known to wear a clown nose. I’ve also worn a fake nose and glasses while driving through a McDonald’s Drive-thru. When I found this photo on the internet, I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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IT’S JUST A SENIOR MOMENT ….

The majority of my posts this week have dealt with aging. I’ve tried to interject some humor into the whole thing, but there isn’t really anything funny about growing old. Our bodies have passed the expiration date, our senses have … Continue reading

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THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND . . .

February is the shortest month of the year, so we tend to pack as much stuff into it as we can. Right off the bat, we have Groundhog Day on February 2nd – a day, which has for over a … Continue reading

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OLD HORSES

Aging is my topic for the week and to tell you the truth, the whole thing is getting me depressed. An old adage says, “They shoot old horses, don’t they?” As I searched for an image for this post, all … Continue reading

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PARENTING WITH THE THREE “R”S

I’m an old woman and still remember hearing the philosophy that the three “R”s were all we needed to learn in order to succeed as students. I think the person who came up with that concept needed some education on … Continue reading

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THESE KIDS TODAY

I’m certain I would never have been hailed as Mother of the Year during my tenure of raising three youngsters.  I made a ton of mistakes – mistakes I wish I could undo, but instead I just hide them away in … Continue reading

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SO, YOU WANT TO BE A PARENT?

It all seems so precious and perfect. A couple marries, they have a child, then another and maybe more. What could be better? Well, I am certainly not an expert on parenting, even though I did birth three babies that … Continue reading

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MY 81ST NEW YEARS EVE

Here we go – another New Years eve – my 81st to be exact. I wonder just how many resolutions I’ve made and broken over those 80 years. I’ve probably lost and gained the same 25 pounds. Undoubtedly, I’ve done … Continue reading

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A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY

I’m certain  my parents never forgot the day when the news came over the radio that Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese.  I am also convinced that the memory of 9/11 will live vividly in my mind until I … Continue reading

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MY MOM

My mother was a part of the Greatest Generation – those who held tightly to their spiritual beliefs, weren’t afraid to go to war to defend their country or to stay at home and work for the war effort – people … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM – INFO OVERLOAD

When I was a kid I loved this saying – “The less you know, the more you study – the more you study, the more you know – the more you know, the more you forget- the more you forget, the less you know – … Continue reading

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FRIDAY WISDOM FROM VICTOR HUGO

Victor Hugo is probably best known for his novels written during the French Revolution. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Les Miserable” have been made into popular movies over time. He was considered a romantic. He was also an artist … Continue reading

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GENERATION GAPS?

So much has changed over time – or has it? I think the generation gaps we hear about are more like stepping-stones to building future generations. In my lifetime alone, I’ve seen technology change tremendously. I grew up with one … Continue reading

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POLITICAL ADS OVERLOAD

Wednesday around here, usually means it’s time for garage sales. We’re getting to the end of the season for that sadly. I love looking at other people’s trash and trying to imagine how to use it in and among my … Continue reading

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EXPLOSION OF THE SENSES

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Not only are our eyes exposed to a feast of brilliant colors, but the sounds change too. We hear geese migrating in search of warmer climates and honking all the way. There are … Continue reading

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A PHOENIX RISING OUT OF THE ASHES

Hidden in the ashes, trampled by the steel Lay the sons and daughters of that day. In the years that follow, our hearts may never heal. We mourn their loss – We try to deal – We turn to God … Continue reading

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HOW SOON WE FORGET

One of the most dramatic photographs that appeared right after the destruction in New York on September 11, 2001, shows the skeletal remains of the Twin Towers . The towers are silhouetted in the midst of smoke, ash and death. … Continue reading

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NOT DEAD YET!

It may seem 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 … Continue reading

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OLD TIME CURE ALLS

I remember spending summer vacations at my grandparents’ farm. It was quite an experience for a city girl to become a country mouse for a couple months. I recall going shopping in the big grocery store in the nearest town … Continue reading

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DIRTY WINDOWS

We have some major construction going on just a short distance from our home. A major highway, which is within earshot of our backyard is being remade to accommodate for the increase in traffic. The construction is on its second … Continue reading

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