…and Don’t Forget Ageism!

At age 79, I’ve become acutely aware of ageism.  Ageism is generally  perpetrated by someone decades younger than the target. It’s a form of generally accepted  ridicule.   Usually by smug men. It makes me angry and it needs to be called out more frequently than it is. We older adults have to be careful notContinue reading “…and Don’t Forget Ageism!”

Corona slug

I wake up about 8AM. Open one eye to check the time and go back to sleep for at least one half hour, preferably one whole hour. After a few minutes of stern self-speak, I arise, trying to remember what day it is. Then it hits me, It doesn’t matter, because I’m omo (on myContinue reading “Corona slug”

Remembering Bess

We’d always celebrated my Mother’s birthday on January 3, until she informed us one day that she learned upon  getting a copy of her birth certificate, that her birthday was really January 2!  We all shook our heads in disbelief, but there it was in black and white, Jan 2.  These days, since she isContinue reading “Remembering Bess”

Things My Mother Told Me

It’s just as easy to do something right the first time. (Not true.  The trick is to try again.) It’s just as easy to marry a rich man as a poor man.  (no comment.) Let that be a lesson for you.  (It usually was) Don’t come crying to me when…( I rarely did, as IContinue reading “Things My Mother Told Me”

Going Home!?

It was was dark outside.  All I could see were small clusters of lights as our plane came in to land, but I knew the unseen rural New England landscape well. In years past this landing meant I was coming home from college or in later years for a  visit with my ageing parents, myContinue reading “Going Home!?”

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