Comedy: Enjoying Retirement

As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.Ted is such a person. QUOTE FROM Ted: "I’...Read More

Comedy: Oh — The Horror!

When I was a child in the 19XXs, the bathing suit for the mature figure was boned, trussed and reinforced, not so much sewn as engineered. They were built to hold back and uplift, and they did a good job. Today’s stretch fabrics are designed for the prepubescent girl with a figure carved from a potato chip. The mature woman has a choice,...Read More

A Shared Story: Love Me Tender … Or, Just Plain Cooked-To-Death!

If there’s one topic that bores and irritates me enough to want to viciously hurl dried out and grizzled breasts (not mine¦ the chicken’s) against the wall¦ it’s cooking! Again, I’m the odd-woman out who can’t find a remedy for the I Gotta Cook Again Blues.    Okay, eating out is a given.   Bu...Read More

A SHARED STORY: The Big Butt Bowl

Have you ever come across something so bizarre, so large, so funny, that you take a photo of it? It happened last Saturday at Menard’s. This newly constructed establishment in Eden Prairie, Minn., was not your usual mamby-pamby discount depot. It was huge. It was jam-packed with everything that a weekend warrior would need to complete his Hon...Read More

A SHARED STORY: Toilet Paper Bits

Contrary to public opinion, many people don’t know how to load their toilet paper roll. My question today is, Do you un-roll from the bottom or from the top? Obviously, it’s from the bottom. I have made the following observations on these ever popular white paper products.  Weekly, we place our rolls on the plastic dowel. Now if yo...Read More

Deus Ex Machina

After thirty-five years of marriage, I am finally having an affair with a machine.  No, not that kind of machine.  Nor is it darling Data from “Star Trek,” or tender Robin Williams as the “Bicentennial Man.” For our thirty-fifth anniversary, I passed on my husband’s suggestion of a diamond necklace and opted ...Read More

A SHARED STORY: Speaky Snootily and Carry a Big Pocketbook

I’m not going anywhere with Abigail again. We’ve been friends since we were kids so try hard to overlook her growing addiction. Abby has become a Klepto, a thief who’s found a way to take things without getting caught. Not getting caught suits me fine since I’m the only person left on her friends list and I’d just as s...Read More

A Shared Story: Well Preserved

Yesterday an old friend said to me, You are well-preserved for your age. Well preserved? Hello? Do I look like a glob of Smuckers? While genetics are a big part in determining how we look by the time our grandkids are married with kidlets of their own, so does that free dose of Vitamin D we call sunshine. It was supposed to be good for us. So who ...Read More

In his own words (A Shared Story): Jump In

I started running in the pool about a month ago to reconnect with running and to get more exercise. My joints don’t allow me to run on concrete or the track anymore so I decided to go back to the pool. I use to go in the pool as a part of my training, to rest the legs and joints, and now it is my training. Pool running is actually a lot ...Read More

A Shared Story: Is there a cure for MRB?

Q: How many men does it take to find a quart of milk  in the refrigerator? A:  Nobody knows because it hasn’t happened yet. I am on fire with a new mission and I’m asking for support from other women who live with a man legally or illegally. Their input will be an invaluable aid in my quest to find a cure for the previously u...Read More

In his own words (A Shared Story): Jumping In – Part 2

Jumping into something can start one on a great journey of adventure and discovery. A month ago I wrote about Jumping Into The Pool. The journey has been a wonderful discovery of the present day athlete inside of me. I was running in the pool tonight and realized that while my body may look more like an slugabed than an Olympian, that it is my spr...Read More

A Shared Story: Senior Days and Mexican Nights

After I finished weeding in the only yard on the street overrun with poison ivy, I drove to the Exercise Center ten miles away for my first day of an exercise program. It is safe to say that I like working out even less than weeding or showing up for a mammogram. At the Center, I was shown how to do everything from leg stretches to upper body stren...Read More

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