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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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90-SOMETHING BOOGIE WOOGIE Darlene Costner was the first of several TGB readers to send this video. Supposedly the two dancers are age 91 (the woman) and 94 (her partner) but I don't know where that information comes from. Anyway, they... Continue reading
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Not too long after a dire diagnosis such as my cancer, an unwelcome fact appears in one's mind (or, at least, in mine): “Oh, you mean I'm mortal after all?” Once it appears, there is no denying it, no going... Continue reading
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What I have always liked are the surprises in life, the unexpected events that seem to occur to remind me that I don't control everything, and this surely is the biggest ever for me. There has always been a lot... Continue reading
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By Janet [EDITORIAL NOTE: The backlog of stories is getting short. If you are inclined to submit one, check the note at the bottom of this story. * * * I won’t let go of you. I don’t want to,... Continue reading
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This episode of The Alex and Ronni Show was recorded last Wednesday, 14 August. Since then, Jeffrey Epstein's death, which we discuss about halfway through the video, has been declared a suicide by the medical examiner. I've never been a... 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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KANGAROOS IN THE SNOW While it is high summer in the United States and other northern hemisphere countries, it is winter in Australia. One source tells me snow is an uncommon occurrence down under. Another source says it's not so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Actually, Millie's birthday is Sunday so we're a little bit early but when someone is in their tenth decade, several days of celebration do not seem excessive to me. So... In recent years, Millie has spent less time with her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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On Monday's discussion here about end-of-life choices, the cost of the drugs used for physician-assisted dying - $3,000 to $4,000 in Oregon – was mentioned. (Thank you all who posted ideas about assistance with the price.) Soon after that story... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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A road trip from Montreal to San Padre Island, Texas, by Brenda Henry Bus number 50 goes straight into the heart of Memphis. It was on this day we observed one random act of kindness after another. We board the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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As I mentioned in a post last week, I've been through a lot of pain over the past few weeks. It's much better now but was the worst I had felt during this cancer odyssey since recovery from the Whipple... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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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 Aug 11, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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RECALLING THE IMPACT OF THE EARLIEST MOVIES The Museum of Modern Art in New York City owns the footage in the video below and reminds us that in the late 1800s, when moving pictures were new, they were amazing to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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For the past five or six weeks, I've been in a great deal of pain. It's been weird. My joints and various parts of my body ached – often enough to keep me from moving around much. Getting out of... Continue reading
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When I was a kid growing up in Portland, Oregon, a regular day trip was a drive to Multnomah Falls. Except for a lovely stone lodge with a good restaurant featuring local food, fish and wine it's almost as pristine... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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[EDITORIAL NOTE: The backlog of stories is getting short. If you are inclined to submit one, check the note at the bottom of this story.] By Jack Handley A while back, another old guy in my complex and I sat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Every year or two, I write a post about the small pleasures in life. Maybe it's a good exercise in gratitude for me. Mostly, the pleasures haven't changed much during the 15 years I've been producing this blog but with... 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 Aug 4, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
OLD COOTS GIVING ADVICE As the YouTube page tells us: ”Every summer Saturday, a group of senior citizens in Salt Lake City take questions and give advice from a stand at the farmer's market. Under the banner 'Old Coots Giving... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Here is the most recent Alex and Ronni Show. In the video above, Alex and I recall a midnight supper with counterculture satirist Paul Krassner who died last week. Not long after that meal, a friend from Alex's and my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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By Fritzy Dean I was meeting a friend for lunch and I was early so I decided to stop for a cup of coffee. The McDonald’s was crowded but it was on my way and I did find a place... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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I have more obligations than usual over the next several days so I'm taking some time off from the blog. This, what you are reading now, is today's post. There will be a Tuesday Reader Story and on Wednesday, a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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GERRY GOFFIN AND CAROLE KING were one of the most successful song writing teams of the fifties and sixties. They managed to get more than 100 of their songs on the Billboard Top 100, which isn’t a bad effort in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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MR. ROGERS MOVIE TRAILER Because I raised no children, the TV show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, wasn't much on my radar but I watched it now and again. It was broadcast from 1968 to 2001. Even in the earliest days of... Continue reading
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