Tater Digging
Senior Stories

Tater Digging Duty: Fond Memories

Do you remember childhood seasonal activities?  Some make fond memories, others spark, “I can’t believe I got roped into doing that.”  We’ve been “tater digging” with our granddaughters for eight years.  Now Bella and Lulu are 13 and 10. Grandkids: Long-Distance Grandparenting Tips I’m a 64-year-old city gal, born and bred in San Franciso, now…

Paris Gourmet Chocolate Museum
Senior Stories

Gourmet Chocolate Museum: Choco-Story Paris

In Paris, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a chocolatier, a patisserie or shop chock-full of lacy undies. It’s a city of indulgences. Would your dream trip to The City of Light include a visit to a chocolate museum? Three generations of our family toured and it exceeded our expectations. Travel for Seniors:…

Senior Stories

Art Buchwald: A Too Soon Goodbye

Art Buchwald died on January 17, 2007, and the number of condolences I received was surprising. In February 2006, I had spent two days in hospice with him back when he was expected to “die at any time” to present the lifetime achievement award on behalf of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. My column,…

Art Buchwald
Senior Stories

Art Buchwald: Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday

The famous International Herald Tribune columnist and patron saint of political satire in his last, but not least, days at the hospice. Renowned columnist Art Buchwald has refused dialysis, and it’s only a matter of time, maybe a short time, before he dies. For a man awaiting The Reaper, he’s in unusually fine fettle. I…


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