Article Archives: Senior Lifestyle

A Very Special Person, Part 2

I got to thinking about last week’s column. It described my beloved mother’s poverty and the difficulties that she endured such as having to quit school after eighth grade, cope with my father’s blindness and go out to work even though she preferred keeping house. However, that’s only part of … Read More

A Very Special Person

You may have tangible wealth untold, caskets of gold. Richer than me you can never be — I had a mother who read to me. — Strickland Gillian, “The Reading Mother” I’ll return to my columns about aging after Mother’s Day. Two years ago, Eric Cox, publisher of the Knightstown … Read More

Rose Mary’s Words of Wisdom Upon Growing Old, Part 3

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it. Translated by Fitzgerald, “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” Recently one Friday afternoon, Bill said, “The water … Read More

Rose Mary’s Words of Wisdom Upon Growing Old, Part 2

Whether they’re wise or foolish, we very rarely heed other people’s advice or insights, including those of physicians who warn us about salt, exercise and weight! This story bears repeating: When our friend and former colleague, Helen Ernstes, was in her nineties Johnny, her beloved husband of many years, was … Read More

Rose Mary’s Words of Wisdom Upon Growing Old

I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor, I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor, I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor —and I don’t like it very much! Oh no, he’s up to my toe, oh no he’s up to my toe Oh no, he’s up to my toe And … Read More