Holiday Gift Ideas
Life Lessons & How Tos

Holiday Gift Ideas for Grandkids

The holidays are a special time with family. If you are anything like my nana, you enjoy surprising your grandkids with gifts. It is her favorite part. As a kid, the act of opening presents was half the fun! If you’re looking for holiday gift ideas for your grandkids, consider what made gifts from my…

Grandkids: Long-Distance Grandparenting Tips
Life Lessons & How Tos

Grandkids: Long-Distance Grandparenting Tips

As a grandkid, I know that living away from my grandparents has always been hard. It wasn’t just tough on Grandparent’s Day (September 8) or holidays. It was also when they missed the little things, like my school plays or when they couldn’t make it to my soccer games. Tater Digging Duty: Fond Memories The…

Instructions for Life
Life Lessons & How Tos

20 Instructions for Life Happiness

Les Hopkins, a senior serving the Peace Corps in Estonia. Les compiled the following instructions for life to help his fellow man. His wish is that these simple life rules improve yours. Living Lesson: Losing One a Day 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose,…

Living Lesson Set Goals
Life Lessons & How Tos Senior Stories

Living Lesson: Losing One a Day

I lost another acquaintance last week, one who was younger than me. I wonder if he might still be with us if he had learned a living lesson I have found valuable. My grandfather, who lived to 96, used to tell me he lost friends regularly as he aged. It was something I would have…

Life Lessons & How Tos

Get Presidential Greetings from Presidents

My crotchety Uncle Charlie was oddly jubilant the day I called to wish him a Happy 85th Birthday. “You’ll never guess who I got a card from,” he gloated. As it happened, I knew. I had arranged for the president of the United States to send Charlie a personal birthday card. But I wasn’t about…


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