Christmas Fruitcake
Senior Stories

Christmas Fruitcake: A Missing Time Piece

This has been the first Christmas season in my 82 years that I can remember not receiving a single bite of fruitcake. Maybe the fact that so much of our holiday buying has switched over to internet shopping accounts for the absence of the typical fruitcake deluge. Or maybe it’s the fact that there are…

Senior Stories

Breaking News: No Longer Real News

I remember V-E Day and especially V-J Day because I was a nine-year-old with a paper route. The newspapers came out with “Extra” editions announcing the breaking news; as the war in Europe and Japan ended in 1945. That was real “Breaking News” unlike the overload of so-called “Breaking News” announcements we are inundated with…

Dementia Diagnosis
Health & Medical

Dementia Diagnosis: What You Should Know

Dealing with a dementia diagnosis and learning how to work with your loved one can be difficult. However, dementia is a common problem across the country. Learning how to handle it is something that can be done. Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related issues affect about 50 million people around the world and almost 6 million Americans….

Come Fly With Me: Pipe J3 Cub
Senior Stories

Come Fly With Me: A Pilot Story

It’s 70 degrees with no wind, clear skies and visibility unlimited. Just perfect for landing one of the old Pipe J3 Cubs I used to fly on the 16th fairway of the golf course off my porch where I live in central Florida. Out in Texas, Bush 4141, a special train carrying the casket and…

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…


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