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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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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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DARLENE COSTNER'S 95TH BIRTHDAY For many years, Darlene Costner ran her own blog, Darlene's Hodgepodge, and we became internet friends a long time ago. She often commented on this blog and she was a regular contributor of items for this... Continue reading
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(Sorry about that headline; I couldn't resist.) When the medical people say you are now eligible for hospice and for medical aid in dying (MAID), you know the end of your time on Earth is nigh. Not that I haven't... Continue reading
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There is so much love in your responses to Monday's post about medical aid in dying. It goes both ways, you know. Your comments are like an injection of strength for me. When I falter about all this death and... Continue reading
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By Fritzy Dean Why is the opposite of disheveled, “neat or orderly”? Shouldn’t it be “sheveled”? How is it that one can be often overwhelmed, seldom underwhelmed, but never, ever “whelmed?” According to Merriam and Webster, they had to do... Continue reading
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Last week, I spent the better part of an hour in a video meeting with a physician at the medical center where I have been treated for pancreatic cancer and COPD for the past three years. The reason for our... Continue reading
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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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100 YEARS, 100 MOVIE QUOTATIONS The American Film Institute website has a whole bunch of video lists of 100 film clips on such topics as music, heroes and villains, thrills, laughs and more. TGB reader Jim Hood sent this one... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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Yesterday afternoon, I felt more tired than usual so I laid down for a short nap. I guess I was more tired than I thought because I didn't wake until past dinner time. That wouldn't generally be a problem except... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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It has become the oddest thing for me now to watch movies and TV series where people hug and kiss and shake hands and generally be together in close contact, touching one another by leaning in or patting a friend... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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By Adele Frances After three weeks in self-quarantine, I have learned, along with billions of others, that adding structure to your day is a necessary bulwark against inertia leading to boredom leading to depression leading to insanity. So I have... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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We, all of us, are witness to something that up until now seemed an historical event safely tucked away in the Middle Ages or, at least, a hundred years ago. No more than two months ago, few if any of... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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Thanks, Celeste... Of course, I loved it. I had to remove the link from you comment. For a bunch of reasons, TGB does not allow links in comments but people will be able to find it knowing its SNL. Thank you for sending this, and stay safe, Ronni Ronni Bennett Email: ronni@ronnibennett.com Phone: 212.242.0184 Blog: Time Goes By On 10-May-20 11:18 AM, Typepad wrote: Typepad HTML Email A new comment from “Celeste Pugh” was received on the post “INTERESTING STUFF – 9 May 2020” of the blog “TIME GOES BY”. Comment: Oh Ronnie, I just watched SNL and the very last skit made me think of you...and NYC. https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/may-9-snl-at-home/4163519?fbclid=IwAR35TSp-lpup9Vkq2iTG5B9I4pSeB_T_c5Gkbd1pPJoT_db-gsqP_uZmqRU All my best, Celeste Commenter name: Celeste Pugh Commenter email: celestep2k1@yahoo.com IP address: 24.181.128.227 Authentication: None Enjoy! The Typepad Team P.S.: Learn more about replying to comments. Published Unpublish Delete Mark as Spam Edit Comment Typepad 10 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Burlington, MA 01803 Manage Notifications | Support
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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 May 10, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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A DUCK FAMILY: A DAY IN THE LIFE We live in a time of 24/7 bad news. Every morning while reading the news, I checked the virus cases and death numbers. Awful, as usual. The virus is more to deal... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
Wow. There was an overwhelming vote in the reader comments last Friday when I discussed some difficulties of grocery shopping with my twin diseases, cancer and COPD, while wearing a mask, gloves and trying to keep appropriate distance from others... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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Among the few things understood about the coronavirus is that it hits old people harder that younger adults and children. In addition to elder deaths from the virus at home and in hospitals, at least 20,000 deaths due to the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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By Diane Darrow of Another Year in Recipes My very dear husband of 50 years was about to reach his 82nd birthday. How to celebrate it? We’re in blessedly good health for our ages (I’m 77), but we can hardly... Continue reading
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In the past two months or so, for the first time since I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in mid-2017, I live with pain. Until now, I have been incredibly lucky that the only big discomfort I have experienced was... Continue reading
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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 May 3, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Usually I like to have a variety of items in Interesting Stuff on Saturdays but this week a lot of virus-related material turned up. I suppose it makes sense – that is what seems to be on all... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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Judging from comments on this blog, a lot of us live with chronic conditions. The National Council on Aging tells us that ”Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two.” Eighty... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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Throughout the U.S. lockdown I've been saying to friends (and may have mentioned in these pages), that staying home is more tolerable for old folks than younger ones. Now, along comes John Leland, one of the finest reporters and writers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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By Lynn Marler It was a wealthy junior high (middle) school in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1960’s. The popular kids all had the right clothes and straight teeth. Even most of the unpopular kids had the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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What an amazing amount of loving kindness you all left in the comments of last Monday's post. There are not good enough words to say how much you all mean to me. The best I can do is, thank you.... Continue reading
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