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...
Christmas Mail

Christmas Mail

Is anyone else out there besieged at this time of the year with requests from nearly every charitable organization and political ones too? My mailbox is full and 2/3 of it goes into the trash. It’s not that I am hard-hearted; it’s just that if I send even $5 to each...
Christmas Entertaining

Christmas Entertaining

Last Christmas, with the loss of my husband still fresh, I didn’t feel much like entertaining. It just seemed like too much work. I did have my stepson, Mike, and his family over for dinner along with my youngest son and his wife, but it took me two days to prepare. I...
Impulse Purchasing

Impulse Purchasing

Shopping is not my favorite thing, but if I see something that really takes my eye, I’m apt to purchase. I do have a rule on clothes. If I bring three items home, three old items of clothing go into the box for the thrift shop! The last two years I have been...