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Doing What I Love: My Green Thumb Secrets!

After retirement from my childhood dream of being a teacher( for twenty plus years) I thought staying home would be great! About a year later that idea was not working so I began my mental search for what would fun? Well, my job actually found me. One of my hobby’s has always been working in the yard, planting flowers and of course going to l...Read More

What’s Wrong With Aging?

So, what’s wrong with aging? Nothing I say…provided you do it with grace, happiness and a positive approach, regardless of your physical, mental or financial situations? In today’s society there are many who would say there is a lot wrong with getting older, and there are equally as many who do everything they can to disguise the obvious consequenc...Read More

Our Second Grandson Is Here!

Who knew being a grandma would be so fulfilling!  Our first grandson Noah celebrated his second birthday on March 1st and on February 27, a few short days before, our second grandson Ethan was born!  We are so truly blessed and my daughter and I work for the same University and we live very close to each other and I am a very active grammie in thei...Read More

Health by the Numbers

My dad dabbled in paint, mostly wall and house paint, but occasionally he tried his hand at a paint-by-numbers kit. Remember those?  Craft Master kits were the rage. Just follow the numbers and a beautiful picture appeared after some trial and error. In many ways, that fad reminds me of current health care approaches.  Get the numbers rig...Read More

Love In The Tulsa Time Machine

It was 1958.  Tulsa, Oklahoma.  First grade in Miss Finley's class. Reading circle.  We learned to read, together.  Throughout the next few years, we walked the same school hallways, shared classes, yet didn't become friends.  I spent most of my time playing Jacks – and Barbie dolls.  Gary spent ti...Read More

Leeks and Garlic

How often do we look back longingly to the past and wish things the way they used to be?  We complain about what we have lost instead of being grateful for what we have.  We miss our old jobs, where we used to live, and our twenty-something bodies.  We may long for school days and having parents who took care of us.  We miss hav...Read More


Most mornings I wake at 4:30 and enjoy my first cup of hot coffee while listening to the news. I take a few minutes to relax and read before turning on my one hour work out show at 6.  Mom rises at 7:30 and that is when the activities of my day begin.  The other morning she asked me why I must wake so early! My hideaway – My Alone Time! Somet...Read More


The three letters look simple but did you ever find yourself asking the question, what am I doing this for? My husband and I are going through an emotional and sad time with close family members.  It has been ongoing and we tried to reach out a number of times and left messages but the last attempt was not met with voicemail but a disconnected tele...Read More

Senior Living: Could This Be Your Parents – or – OMG, YOU?!

A few years ago, my wife and I moved into a retirement development on Florida 's southeast coast.  We are living in the “Delray/ Boca/Boynton Golf, Spa, Bath and Tennis Club on Lake Fake-a-Hachee”.   There are 3,000 lakes in Florida; only three are real.   Our biggest retirement concern was time management....Read More

First Time Around: Dating Is Still A Mystery To Me

Not sure how many others have had similar lives.  When born I had a slight neurological problem. Back in 1956, people who had epilepsy, schizophrenic, anxiety or anything neurological were not allowed to marry or have children. That was a LAW across the united states. So as I grew up my parents never let me get involved with a girl or get seri...Read More

Who Lives Upstairs: Caring for a Parent with Dementia

Mother and daughters sometimes can rub each other the wrong way. Well, this is an experience I had when I completely lost it with my mom when she was in my care. I regret it deeply. Something you must never do is get caught up in the mother and daughter relationship while caring for them. Their behavior may sound like it is accusatory at times. &ld...Read More

This Should Make Your Day!

Elderly people have so much information in their brain that it takes longer for them to access it, scientists believe. By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer stru...Read More

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