On the occasion of my seventy-fifth birthday, I was able to do a lot of reflecting and begin my celebration with much less regret than usual. I had the opportunity to speak with some of my children, open a variety (87 to be exact) of greeting cards (some with special $urprises inside, and take in all the beautiful presents like that huge TV, new stand for it and the recliner … [Read more...] about Happy Thoughts From The Birthday Girl
If my 47-year-old son David had his way, he would hire six or eight strong men to carry me around on a silk pillowed contraption like Cleopatra, and my feet would never touch the ground unless we were stopping to take care of bodily relief.
That said, he tries to make sure that he takes me to the store, parks right near the door, jumps out, runs around the car, and … [Read more...] about We Need Each Other
In December of 2020, I got a call from Katy Read of the Star Tribune, asking if I would like to participate in a project where one younger and one older writer would get together and have the younger writer do weekly interviews with the senior writer so that we could tell our stories, memoir style to see what would happen. The entire project was more than … [Read more...] about Faith Through A Different Lens
I have rolled this story over in my head many times. I have been deciding if it is worth sharing. In the end, I believe it has worth and relevance, especially for seniors wrestling with limitations in the body that once sprinted out of bed without a hitch. Other parts that have given way to aches and pains almost daily can baffle and amaze us (not always in a good way). I … [Read more...] about Doing The Impossible Is Possible