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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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By Carl Hansen I began taking piano lessons while I was in grade school under the tutelage of our church organist, Mr. George Lind. I am not sure how many budding pianists in Denver were included in his roster of... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
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Back in the stone age when we were little kids, it was called senility. Probably, like me, you knew an elder or two – perhaps family or maybe a neighbor – who fit that bill. Mostly, in my memory, they... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at TIME GOES BY
Since Thursday 17 April, Time Goes By and The Elder Storytelling Place have been offline. For the first day or two, the outages were intermittent and the two blogs were sometimes available. By Saturday or Sunday, nothing appeared when anyone... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TIME GOES BY
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Since Thursday 17 April, Time Goes By and The Elder Storytelling Place have been offline. For the first day or two, the outages were intermittent and the two blogs were sometimes available. By Saturday or Sunday, nothing appeared when anyone... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Marcy Belson Our plan was to ride the train from Mexicali to Guaymas, Mexico over the Memorial Day weekend. Three days to get there and back. Everyone worked in our group of four couples so it would be a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Steve Kemp Sebastopol, Crimea April, 2014 Right after Russia occupied Crimea this year, the news sources reported that the President and Vladimir Putin had spoken by phone for at least an hour. Not having heard of such a precedent... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
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Tom Delmore of crowsperch sent this little image. I think that for almost everyone it takes a lifetime to not only understand that what others think of us doesn't matter but to learn the greater truth, how you see yourself... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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[EDITORIAL NOTE: For the past two days, this blog and The Elder Storytelling Place have been unavailable for long periods of time due to a denial of service attack at the host. It is being worked on. Such is the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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By Dan Gogerty who blogs at Cast So - water witching (dowsing) is in the news and my knee-jerk reaction was to notice that the buzz is centered in California, a land known for fads and fringe. Or maybe the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TIME GOES BY
TWO GRANDMOTHERS FIRST AIRPLANE FLIGHT Just about every TGB reader has sent this or shorter versions of it. Here's the whole thing. ELDERS VOLUNTEER WITH FOSTER KIDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING Tom Delmore of crowsperch sent this story from PBS about... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Remember two days ago when I said a minimal post might be just a handwave? Here's a high five for you. At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Nancy Leitz: Oh, No! Not Grandmom Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TIME GOES BY
By Nancy Leitz One thing that struck terror in the hearts of my young teenage children was hearing that Grandmom was on her way. Not that they didn't love Grandmom. They did. Very much. BUT, she was the World's Greatest... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
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What an interesting and fruitful discussion we had on Tuesday on the post about retirement living preferences. If you haven't read the comments, you should. You will be enlightened. Elizabeth left a comment that may or may not have been... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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By Clifford Rothband As bizarre as it might seem when we reach retirement, at least myself, I found out that I have run out of things to do that I thought pleasurable when I was younger. As an example, here... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Maureen Browning It was very cold in North Dakota in late October of 1956, the day my aunt Angie died. My uncle Harold was at work and my cousin Frankie was at school. Angie, who was in her early... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at The Elder Storytelling Place
Do you ever just feel like throwing it all in for awhile? Don't get me wrong. I like doing this blog. A lot. Although at minimum it gives me a reason to get out of bed every day, that is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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By Janet Thompson After my second divorce, as a newbie I brazenly answered an irresistible ad in a weekly, alternative Denver newspaper noted for its unusually clever singles ads. John’s was so imaginative I was immediately hooked. He described himself... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at The Elder Storytelling Place
UPDATE AT ABOUT 10AM PACIFIC TIME: This is the most interesting thread I've read here in a long time. I'm fascinated by all the different choices, reasons and the thoughtfulness you are putting into this. Please keep the comments coming.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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(For those who may not know, “The Old Gray Lady” is a nickname of The New York Times.) For the past few years at that newspaper there has been a blog titled The New Old Age where almost exclusively the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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By Norm Jenson of Mostly Anecdotal Our dog’s a panhandler. I didn’t realize it for a while, but then one day it was clear. She occupies the prime real estate in front of my chair. She gazes straight into my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at The Elder Storytelling Place
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
FORD MUSTANG 50TH ANNIVERSARY One of the many terrific things about living in Manhattan is that there is no need to own a car, a possession I find annoying in the extreme. It always wants something – gas, tires, washing,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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In March, Better Home and Gardens Real Estate released a new survey about where baby boomers intend to retire that is getting some media attention. The big surprise, they say, is that the boomer generation does not want to live... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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By Sondra Terry When I was in my early fifties, I found my way to a synagogue that had a woman rabbi which intrigued me and lured me into ultimately becoming a member of the congregation. I wanted to learn,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The Elder Storytelling Place