The Widow’s Club

The Widow’s Club

Several gals in my church are widows. We are past the age where we want to participate in any on line dating. We are basically comfortable where we are, enjoying friendships, children, and grandchildren. On Monday nights we get together and watch a movie and eat...
Friending on Facebook

Friending on Facebook

While I am pleased with the picture taken a couple of years ago by a professional photographer for my website, perhaps it makes me appear younger than I am. I did ask him not to touch it up. Living to a ripe old age seems to run with the women in my family. My father...
Seeing the World Again

Seeing the World Again

Last fall I had laser surgery on my left eye to remove a cataract and it required a month of assorted drops afterward. My vision in that eye was restored to 20/20 and there was the joy of seeing things almost clearly again. In January I had the other eye done and have...
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Yesterday I went with my friend Vicki to Fort Rosecrans Military Cemetery to honor our fallen servicemen. An older lady wept in front of a plaque, others knelt in front of tombstones. The Boy Scouts placed small American flags at each grave, and some family members...
Dieting Yo Yo

Dieting Yo Yo

Two years ago I joined a weight loss group called TOPS, and acronym for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. When you reach your desired weight (set by your doctor or health person) you become a KOPS. Someone who has been able to Keep Off Pounds Sensibly. Weight has been a yo...
The Great Train Ride

The Great Train Ride

For my annual visit to my daughter’s in Florida, I decided this year to forgo the plane and take a cross-country train trip. My route was LA to Chicago, Chicago to Washington, DC (visit with grandson Austin and a trip to the Museum of the Bible – very worthwhile!) and...
Finishing a Book

Finishing a Book

Taking on a contract means a deadline, a date by which that manuscript has to be to the publisher. Along with the excitement of starting a new book and creating my characters, is the idea that I must get so many words done by such and such a date. Most of my books are...
Unsolicited Mail

Unsolicited Mail

Too much of this! For an example, the other day there were 12 pieces of mail. Two were advertisements and 10 were from charitable and political organizations, all asking for money. Some had the gall to suggest a minimum donation of $100!! They must think my last name...
Downsizing

Downsizing

At my age, 81, I started thinking of what my kids would have to sort through when I leave this world. One can sure collect a lot of stuff! Things from my grandmother, my mother, the high-end thrift shop where I used to work, estate sales, yard, and garage sales. Whew!...
Writing Music

Writing Music

Thanks to a very talented college music major, the musical that my friend Carolyn and I wrote (she did the music, I did the words and sang the melodies into a tape recorder!) is done! It only took about 12 years! I had the idea many years ago for “Glorious” but since...