Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

About two years ago, I tried a familiar weight loss group, but just didn’t feel comfortable with it. I talked to people from the weight loss organizations advertised on TV and looked at the food. It was too much money and high carbs. I was invited to check out an...
Valentine’s Day Alone

Valentine’s Day Alone

Days like Valentine’s Day are hard on single women and widows. The store windows and commercials are full of what you can buy for the lady in your life. My valentine has been gone a year and a half. It seems longer. He used to go to the swap meet every Sunday and...
For Love of Family

For Love of Family

Our family is pretty small. It was just Frank and I in San Diego and my youngest son, Brett and his wife Natalie in Spring Valley. Many a Christmas and Thanksgiving was quiet. When Brett married Natalie, he also married into a large, loving family. They immediately...
Traveling as a Single

Traveling as a Single

The Road Scholar travel program my husband and I used over 19 times is an ideal venue for singles. The trips are well-planned and the other participants with rare exception are congenial and share other trips they have taken. I’ve done many day trips around town by...
Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

When I was newly married, 1959, my husband’s mother always referred to us as “the kids.” My husband was starting out in the insurance business and money was scarce. We dropped in on his folks a lot, and amazingly they always had two extra potatoes and enough food for...
An Old Dog Grows Older

An Old Dog Grows Older

My Chessie is 15½ and moving slower each day. A little arthritis, deaf in both ears, and sleeping more than usual, I pray each day she’ll still be with me. When I have to go on a trip, I tell her, “Now you be here when I get back, okay?” So far she has been. Sometimes...