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Category Archives: Mature years
Laundry in the 1940s and 1950s When I was a little girl, no one had a dryer. I don’t think dryers were invented yet. My mother had a brand of washer that I think no longer exists. It was … Continue reading
Rest up for Retirement Do you look forward to the day you retire from your job or career? Are you yearning for a break in the routine of long hours, constant deadlines, multi tasking, full calendars? If so, whatever … Continue reading
WWII on the Homefront I am reading the last of the books I got for Christmas: No Less Than Victory by Jeff Shaara: A Novel of World War II., Ballantine Books, 2009. The men who fought and the women … Continue reading
Transitions from Thanksgiving to Christmas Many senior citizens when reflecting on their younger years, begin their stories with “I remember…” Unless of course, they really can’tremember. However, the nicest thing about the past is that it’s…well, past. Gone but … Continue reading
Keeping Up with Change Many books have been written on differences between the various generations. According to what I’ve read, we have the Traditionalists—people born before 1930. This includes people who were born during the Great Depression and have lived … Continue reading
“Let’s trim the tree.” This remark was received by my 19 year old grandson with skepticism. “It’s plastic. The branches look OK. Why would you trim them?” Obviously we were communicating with two sets of languages. I meant lets decorate … Continue reading
Our Nation’s Military –then and now I usually stay away from controversial topics, so this post is a departure from my usual … oh-my-the-world-has-changed-and-I-can’t-keep-up-with-technology rant. If I need education and compassionate help with today’s electronics, I can ask one … Continue reading
Benefits of Technology for Seniors As much as I talk about the difficulty people of my generation, those born during the Great Depression or just before WWII, have in learning our way around the Internet I must concede that … Continue reading
Our Changing Language My old Webster’s New World Dictionary, copyright 1988, is sadly out of date. Upload and download, for example are missing as is the word Internet. Those words are the basics in today’s cyber vocabulary. In pondering … Continue reading