96 birthdays

Today is my 96th birthday! You could look at it as 96 years or 4,992 weeks or 35,040 days, or even 840,960 hours here on this earth. no matter how you look at it, let me tell you it’s been quite a wild ride. For the most part, I’ve never overextended this birthday business or…

Surviving breast cancer—twice

The first time the doctor told me I had breast cancer, I remember not wanting to tell my husband. We had married as widowers, and his first wife and other family members had died of cancer. One of my aunts had also died of breast cancer. But since they caught the cancer early, during a…

Chivalry Isn’t Dead. It’s Just a Little Older.

I’m not afraid to admit it, I’m more than a bit stubborn. But even I can acknowledge that I can’t do it all by myself. A kind gesture goes a long way, and saves me a lot of time and trouble. For instance, I’ll always say thank you to the kind young man who grabbed…

Driving Miss Miller

A car is a special commodity. So many people get in it every day without a second thought. Even if it’s a little rusty around the edges, be thankful for your vehicle. There’s many of us north of 90 looking on with envy. That’s because one of the hardest things about getting older is giving…

You Won’t Believe What This 94-Year-Old Wrote When She Was 16

Did I get ya? Little old ladies can write clickbait, too. We just titled it, “Story continues on page 3” back in my day. Anywho, the premise of this article is to show off a poem of mine. Another secret talent, I know. I am full of secrets. I’ve always loved writing, and still dabble…

Take seniors seriously

It may seem like us older folks have always been “old,” but we’re growing and figuring out life day by day just like everyone else. We may be a bit slower, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t take us seriously. I learned the reality of being seen as “old” a few years ago. When I…

Memories for Memorial Day Weekend

I’m a WAC gal (Woman Army Corps) through and through, and still have many memories from my time stationed in England during WWII. There’s a documentary if you’re interested called Woman Serving in War. I’m sure I’ve bragged just a little bit about this Emmy Award-winning project, and made my family watch it a few times.…