Article Archives: Senior Lifestyle

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

Now, In Our Day: Part 7

For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come and the voice of the turtle (dove) is heard throughout the land. The great Shakespeare’s poetry could not surpass the Bible’s Song of … Read More

Now, in Our Day, Part 6

“To every thing there is a season.”  — The Bible, Ecclesiastes As I write this, it isn’t light yet, but a cardinal is loudly whistling a proclamation of spring out in our backyard. “Wheat, wheat, wheat! Cheer, cheer, cheer, cheer, cheer!” Spring arrived early. Alas, extreme cold blasted the fat … Read More

Now, In Our Day: Part 5

Dan, the leader of a book discussion group, e-mailed this Will Rogers quote, “Things aren’t what they used to be and probably never were.” Nephew John sent a cartoon. A little boy says, “Grandpa, do you remember the good old days?” “I sure do, but we didn’t call them the … Read More