Article Archives: Senior Lifestyle

Open Wide, Please, Part 2

While Dr. Daniel Maddigan’s drill went, “Brrrrr, brrrrr . . .brrrrr . . . whine, whine, whine . . . ,” I thought about how skillful a dentist must be. When he paused I asked, “Doctor, were you scared the first time you filled a patient’s cavity?” “Oh yes.” After … Read More

Open Wide, Please

I stopped making New Year’s resolutions because I never kept them. You know what I mean, don’t you? “I’m going to lose weight so that I can get back into the clothes I’ve outgrown . . . I’m going to exercise as my doctor recommends . . . I’m always … Read More

A Tale of Four Families

You’ve got to be taught To hate and fear . . . It’s got to be drummed In your dear little ear, You’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve got to be taught to be afraid Of people whose eyes are oddly made And people whose skin is a diff’rent … Read More

What’s in Your Cupboard

What’s in your cupboard? Last week I wrote that my mother canned Pickle Lily. Ann sent an e-mail: “What’s Pickle Lily?” I went to the Internet to double-check the recipe by entering “Pickle Lily” and turned up only three recipes. “You take the buds of lily blossoms and . . … Read More

How Does Your Garden Grow?

“The Lake Isle of Innisfree” I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee; And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace … Read More