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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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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 6 hours 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
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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
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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
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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 2 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 3 days ago 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
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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 4 days ago 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
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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
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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 5 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
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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
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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
I stole that – MEGO – from my friend Joyce Wadler who, these days, writes the weekly I Was Misinformed column in The New York Times. Eons ago when she was a reporter at a different paper, she used that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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I have come to the conclusion that my New Year's resolution to leave grouchiness behind and be courteous and kind has been causing some confusion. [INVITATION: All elders, 50 and older, are welcome to submit stories for this blog. They... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at The Elder Storytelling Place
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There is a lot I want to accomplish in today's blog post so I hope you will stick with me until the end – it will be immensely worth it, I promise. First, a big thank you and many warm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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By Arlene Corwin There is no subject that cannot Be kicked around Or talked about; No theme so ‘sacred’ it must be avoided. No age when you cannot have passion, No age when you're not allowed To be yourself: The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Old Bill Weatherstone who blogs at The Diesel Gypsy Lately my cousin and I have been discussing about how far back our memories can retrieve. In my case it was/is at three years old. These discussions (over drinks of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Elder Storytelling Place
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Last week's post asking where TimeGoesBy readers live got an amazing response. There are 231 comments as of early this morning. In ten years of this blog, that many comments on one story has never happened and I had not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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That well-known phenomenon of time speeding up as we get older is in full force for me; it feels like yesterday was my 72nd birthday. Neither one of them – 72 or 73 – is remarkable in any way. Not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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By Marc Leavitt of Marc Leavitt's Blog Death’s plan is always fair, An Equal Opportunity Employer, He shows up everywhere, And really doesn’t care If you dance like Fred Astaire, Or win in court; he’s unimpressed by lawyers. [INVITATION: All... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 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 6, 2014 at TIME GOES BY
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LE WEEK-END This British film is the story of Nick and Meg Burrows, a pair of academics, who spend the 30th anniversary of their no-longer-wonderful marriage in Paris. Le Week-End is funny and sad and poignant and lovely – think... Continue reading
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