Loving My Sister Through Ovarian Cancer
Health & Medical Senior Stories

Ovarian Cancer: Loving My Sister Through Cancer

During the summer of 1998, my older sister Catherine and I would meet every Tuesday at a lovely restaurant for lunch. We referred to it as our ‘tea party’. We decided that while formal attire was not mandatory, wearing a dress and hat were. The restaurant had an immense wrap around porch where patrons could…

nothing to wear
Senior Stories

Nothing to Wear: Fitting Into My 60’s

“I have nothing to wear to the wedding!” I exclaimed to my sister, Darla. “What happened? I wore this dress three years ago and it doesn’t fit at all anymore!” My mind flashes back to when I first wore it to a friend’s birthday party. I vividly remember feeling fabulous. I’ve always done my fair…

Senior Dating

Senior Dating Love Train: Welcome Aboard

I don’t like senior dating sites. They’re far too abstract for my 63-year-old heart. I need that instant spark, that glint from a deep emerald green eye zapping me from across the room igniting a fire within me. I need the randomness and refuse to believe those days are gone, replaced by swiping left or…

mother was a good egg
Senior Stories

My Mother Was a Good Egg: Unexpected Visit

“To market, to market, to buy a fat pig…” was my mother’s catchphrase for going grocery shopping when I was a little girl, too young to remain home alone. I always protested greatly because the store required endless amounts of my mother’s attention. I much preferred to have my mother all to myself, but those…

Going Stag Dining Alone
Senior Stories

Going Stag: In My Own Company

“Good afternoon, how are you today?” my perky waitress gleaned. “Fine, thank you. And very hungry, I missed lunch today” I said, still scanning the menu. “Will someone be joining you today?” she queried. I gave my standard answer: “I’m hoping so but not sure yet.” This reply ensured my server would leave the other…


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