Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Boating Life

Growing up, did you enjoy swimming, water skiing, maybe sailing? My friend Ruth is putting together a book composed of magazine articles she wrote years ago when her children were you and the family spent two years, two years, sailing … Continue reading

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Remembering Fun Times

What things did you think were the most fun? Do you have fun?  I suppose different people think of fun in different ways. Google say fun is “amusement, enjoyment or pleasure.” But what gives us pleasure or amusement? When I … Continue reading

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Retired but Still Working?

Are you retired, still working, or retired and still working? One newspaper article cites baby boomers as the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs. Kerry Hannon’s book, “What’s Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job” recommends that you start your … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Superstitions

Are you superstitious?  Maybe just a bit? What are some of the little superstitions we live with without even thinking about them? I particularly try not to “tempt fate.”  Have you noticed that if you feel you are at last doing okay … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Childhood Homes

Did you live in the same house or move from town to town? I don’t remember what our house was like when I was a small child in Arkansas, since I was only four when we moved to California.  I … Continue reading

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Remembering Childhood Games

Different games for boys and girls, or games played together. When I start thinking about the games we played when we were around nine or ten or eleven, the list just goes on and on. Girls played jacks, jump rope and hopscotch. … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Favorite Foods

What were your favorite foods when you were a kid?  For treats, surely ice cream was number one for me.  Vanilla or chocolate, I didn’t care much for strawberry ice cream.  I loved the crunchy ice cream cones, or the … Continue reading

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Reminisce . . . the magazine

I love the magazine, Reminisce, which I just discovered a few months ago. My memoir, Borrowed Time: 75 Years & Counting, covers some bits of my life as a child growing up in the 40s and 50s. I still love … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers . . . 1/3 of the population of the United States? There are lots of articles in the newspapers and on the news about the baby boomers reaching retirement age and what that will mean to society, particularly … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Kitty Wells

Are you a Country Music fan? Kitty Wells passed away, at age 92.  One of my most favorite songs was her recording of It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. Just seeing the headline and her picture in the … Continue reading

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