Solar Eclipse 2017–Once in a Lifetime Experience

Recently, my husband and I took a quick trip and saw the eclipse in Idaho last week. It was just an amazing event I thought I would share it with you, along with some pictures. We had visited the Grand Canyon with our family the week before. After they had returned home, Don and I [...]

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Picking Up Baby Chicks from the Post Office

Why do I want to write my story and want to capture the stories of others? The connections to the past are of supreme importance to our understanding of today. Here is an example of how those connections work. My dad told me how he and his mother would walk to the post office to [...]

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Who has influenced your life today?

Recently I spent some time with my parents at their home in Texas. I am collecting my father’s life stories to include them in a book of his life. As I drove through the town, I drove down a street where an influential English professor of mine once resided. While Dr. Frank Leavell has been [...]

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Bringing Ideas to Reality

As I sit here in my lovely home, the memories of all the hard work and chaos are fading a little bit. For years, my husband I talked about painting our house that has the original paint of about 18 years ago. When we bought the house, we inherited the colors and, frankly, poor painting [...]

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Childhood Fun

What did you do for fun when you were a child? Did you build a fort in the living room? Did you ride your bike as fast as you good through the neighborhood? Or, did you go picking blackberries or mulberries or wild berries? Or, did you make countless potholders with those loops on the [...]

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Where Does the Wisdom of the Generations Reside?

Life recently came to a standstill where I live based on unexpected weather. So, a day inside with no outside activity gave me an opportunity to research interesting articles on getting older, something we all do. In an article exploring the study of older people and remembering details, like names, researchers have confirmed what is [...]

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The Last Weekend of 2013

What a year this has been—filled with 13’s. Everyday included a 13 with the 2013 year. While we did not have a 13th month, we had a couple of Friday the 13th to celebrate. September 13, 2013—Colorado flooding gets worse. The New Jersey boardwalk burns much of what had been rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy, 2012. [...]

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Celebrating Birthdays by Looking at 2013

Today is the last day of the day and the first day of my new birthday year. It is always interesting that I turn older on the last day of the year and begin each year with a new age. When people ask me how old I was in a certain year, I always know [...]

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Lessons for the Next Generation

“Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him.” George Santayana, American philosopher, 20th century This quote gives me an idea of how important are the words of those with decades of experiences from which to share. Sometimes we are too quick to assume that older people have nothing [...]

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Sharing Wisdom

As the holidays are upon us. So many traditions come and go. Here is a new one for you to enjoy as 2012 closes out. Here you will find some ideas for sharing your wisdom with the next generation. Take a few minutes to add your wisdom on these subjects as well. Share them with [...]

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