Category Archives: aging

MY NEW ACCESSORY

I have a new accessory; They say it’s a necessity. I wish it were a bracelet or a purse. I guess it could be something worse. But I don’t like it, not one little bit. I prefer music and puppies … Continue reading

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PAYING TAXES/RECEIVING BENEFITS/AND OTHER MUSINGS

HEY YOUNG FELLOW, YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR YOUR GRANDMA AND YOU? My first retirement (teacher’s) began 29 years ago; my second (social security) about 25 years ago.  I remember when I had to start paying SS … Continue reading

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LAST DANCE

“Let’s do it!”  Sandy and Hank agreed. “An ice-skating honeymoon.” So the wedding  was on Valentine’s Day – fifty years ago. They first met at a skating rink when Hank helped Sandy after a fall.  She had twisted her ankle.  … Continue reading

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NEW BEGINNINGS

THE PARTY’S OVER! And I’m back to normal—good enough for me. I’ll try not to take advantage of my “eighties” excuses. I worried that my huff, bluff, and fluff which included the “ranting about me” might be more than I … Continue reading

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ME HOT WITH HOT YAHTZEE

  What a night!  Three games and five Yahtzees for me!  It turned out to be Yahtzee night because all five players won Yahtzees, but I was the only FIVE winner!  That Hotzee there in the blue is ME = … Continue reading

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CANE PAIN

Hope you enjoy this rerun.  It is near the top of all my posts as far as likes and comments.  I still get a kick out of it.  Come and grow old with me. ***************** How humiliating!  I had to … Continue reading

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LETTER TO KENLYN

 I’m glad to find this.  I need to read it to Kenlyn now that she is five.  She is still my youngest great granddaughter. My dear one-year-old Kenlyn, In our family, you are the youngest, I am the oldest except … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Colgate Man

  Dear Mr. Colgate, CEO Man (Sorry, if you are a Ms or Mrs or Something Else. I am gender identity challenged.) First, let me say I am fully behind Giant Corporations.  They are very good at hiring my men … Continue reading

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MY WEEK IN A NUTSHELL

One tooth extraction. Two trips to the Emergency Room. Three trips to oral surgeon. Sixteen home injections. Unknown calls to Co-ag Clinic. Beautiful blend of purple/black/blue        belly. This – the eighth day – I’m okay. *********** Image:  … Continue reading

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THE ODD SPOUSE

Her scientist husband was at it again.  It infuriated her, amused her, interested her, and drew her to him in spite of his oddities.  She admired his inquisitive brain.  This time he had somehow made a magnetic field in the … Continue reading

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