Senior Stories

Football Revival

Fall is one of my favorite seasons because I love football. The problem with being a Geezer living on a limited income is that I can’t afford the tickets for the big games anymore. I fell in love with football when I was a young reporter and got to work the sidelines in the famous…

Senior Stories

The Older Ya’ Get

I’m reading more and dusting less. I’m sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden. I’m spending more time with my family and friends and less time at work. Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure. I’m trying to recognize…

Senior Stories

Musings of a Senior Goddess

As an equal-opportunity columnist, as often as possible I open Suddenly Senior to real wisdom. Here again, words from my lovely wife, Carolyn. A special thank you to everyone who sent their love and prayers as I struggled to overcome the effects of the bite of a Brown Recluse spider. I’m fine now! I look…

Senior Stories

I Wanna Be Just Like Her When I Grow Up

At the AARP convention last month, Rita Moreno tells this joke. A man visits his doctor for a routine checkup. The doc says, “Hard to believe that you’re 65, not 50 the way you look.” “Hey Doc,”the fellow says, “I’m 74. My father’s 93, and would you believe? He still goes to the office every…

Senior Stories

Remembering Independence Day

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56…


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