Come Fly With Me: Pipe J3 Cub
Senior Stories

Come Fly With Me: A Pilot Story

It’s 70 degrees with no wind, clear skies and visibility unlimited. Just perfect for landing one of the old Pipe J3 Cubs I used to fly on the 16th fairway of the golf course off my porch where I live in central Florida. Out in Texas, Bush 4141, a special train carrying the casket and…

Going Home: Chambers Road Bridge
Senior Stories

Going Home: Everything Changes

They say you can’t go home but you can. It’s a great journey. When you leave Tampa in 85-degree weather and pick up your rental car at Port Columbus in Ohio in 19-degree weather and find an ice scraper lying on the front seat, you know you may be in some deep doo-doo but I…

Student Loan Debt
Finance

Student Loan Debt: Pricing Education

The second largest pool of debt in the US is student loan debt, a little more than $1.5 trillion these days. Only the nation’s pool of mortgage debt exceeds the amount of money owed by those who have borrowed to go to school. Regardless of how much one hears that more education is essential to…

Senior Hobby
Retirement Senior Stories

Time to Retire? Find a Senior Hobby!

My grandfather lived to age 96 — his sister to 104 — and never lacked for something to do. Activity was the key to their longevity. My grandfather loved to sell farms. He was making rural real estate deals right up to the end. My great-aunt took in boarding college students and gave them a…

Sears Homes
Nostalgia Senior Stories

Sears Catalogs: Passing of an Era

There was a time in this country when a catalog helped bind the country together but like many of the hallmarks of our development, that time has been flushed down the toilet. Sears, Roebuck & Co. is fast becoming history. There was a period in the 20th Century when it produced a catalog that helped breach…

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