Category Archives: Getting Old

“If You Can’t Make it Better…

Last week began as most weeks this summer, with visits to the “Ologists” for one or both of my parents. Normally, appointments are not that much of an issue, but this summer has been more than a little bit eventful … Continue reading

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You Want A What?

For the most part, my Mom and I have never had a problem communicating. But, every once in awhile I sense a generation gap. I’m not sure how, she’s only 18 years older than I am, but it does come … Continue reading

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Life is Better With Friends

I’m not sure where that quote came from but, it’s true. Through the years, and let’s face it there have been many of them, Cliff and I have been blessed with many, many, wonderful friends. Friends that we’ve laughed with … Continue reading

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How Do I Love My Body…

Let me count the ways… Once you hit 50, I think those ways are hard to think of, let alone count. The tendency, for some or most women anyway, is to look at ourselves and wonder what happened. I have recently … Continue reading

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The Other Sister

I think every family has that one child who is ‘different’ from the others. I believe this is, to some degree, determined by a little something I like to refer to as, ‘The Mommy’s Curse.” You know the one. It’s … Continue reading

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Alzheimers or They Shall Not Grow Old?

“Mom, what are you doing on Thursday, December 27th, at 1:00?” a question from my son and the beginning of the mystery that would become one of my Christmas presents this year…

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It’s Only Hair

I guess it was always there waiting for just the right moment to strike. It was silent, deadly, like a pestilence taking over its victim until there is no recourse; until there is nothing anyone can do. I didn’t notice … Continue reading

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