Arthur MacArthur IV
Senior Stories

Where is Arthur MacArthur IV? (Little Known Secrets about Him)

When four-year-old Arthur MacArthur IV stretched out an arm to pat Prince, the beautiful white German Shepherd I was holding on a leash, the two U.S. Army sergeants guarding General Douglas MacArthur’s wife and young son drew their pistols; ready to shoot the dog if it as much as licked the boy’s hand. Fiorello LaGuardia…

Fresh Mint Leaves Plant
Health & Medical

Fresh Mint Leaves (Things You Didn’t Know About Mint)

Just hearing the words “fresh mint leaves” on a warm summer day and my mind conjures up the southern symbol of hospitality; a lengthy sprig of green mint submerged in frosty tumblers or icy silver cups of mint juleps. Later, when the cold weather rolls around and the holiday season appears, with its warn and…

50s Sayings

50s Sayings: 1950s Common Statements About the Future

These statements were quite common during the 1950s. How many of today’s sayings will ring as true 50 years from now? Turning 65 Years Old: Scream About Getting Old 50s Sayings I’ll tell you one thing…if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for $20….

Fiorello LaGuardia Stamp, Mayor LaGuardia
Senior Stories

Fiorello LaGuardia (The Compassion of New York’s Famous Mayor)

The Little Flower: Fiorello LaGuardia Here’s a story about Fiorello LaGuardia who was mayor of New York City during the worst days of the Great Depression and all of WWII. Many New Yorkers adored him.  They took to calling him the “Little Flower”. All because he was so short and always wore a carnation in his…

Senior Fired at 63
Career Senior Stories

Fired at 63: Should I Retire Now? What Would You Do?

Last week, without warning and for no apparent reason, I was fired. Dollar General has employed me as a cashier for the past 13 months. Thirteen months during which I was never late, never absent. As do most seniors, I took my job seriously working weekends and nights, often filling in for younger workers with…

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