Category Archives: senior citizens

Birding in the Wind

Cold wind, gusting hard punches trees and hurls the birds along. Most hunker down, concealed. But we birders search them out – red-cheeked, scoured, undaunted. Advertisements

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Red High-Tops

Was just on Facebook. A friend posted a pic of her 3 year old son sitting pigeon-toed, wearing a pair of bright red sneaks. Cute as a button.  It took me back. Thirty years back. It was Christmas eve afternoon, … Continue reading

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Very Much

“No matter how much I do it’s never enough!” I fumed, uncorking my pent-up anger, letting her have a full measure of my true feelings. She cried, unleashing her own frustration at the life she calls hell these days. My … Continue reading

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For Mary Oliver, Poet

Mary Oliver, the poet, died last week at 83. Intensely private, she rarely granted interviews, but I heard one on the radio this morning. When gently probed by her interviewer, she hinted at a dark and menacing childhood, and said … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Salad Bowl Set

Several years after my father died, and my mother downgraded to a small apartment in an Assisted Living Facility, she didn’t have enough space for a lot of her treasures. I politely declined a great many of them, having treasures … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Girl

My friend is trying to find a mystery girl. Back in the 70s, when he was an aspiring young photographer, complete with free-spirit and long ponytail, he went around Cape Cod with cameras slung around his neck, out to see … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Chair

Is there a diagnosis for people who have a fatal attachment to a piece of furniture? It can’t be normal. Here’s my story. I’ve owned a certain upholstered chair for forty years. My ex-husband and I bought it when our … Continue reading

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Aunt Ouilda

The only person between me and the top of the mountain is my 92 year old Aunt Ouilda,  from the Georgia branch of our family tree, four hours to the north. I’m the oldest remaining “kid” in the next generation. … Continue reading

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LLT Building Supply

As I picked my way down one of the cluttered aisles, two burly Latinos passed me going in the opposite direction and our eyes met briefly. “How you do?” said one in a husky voice. I smiled a polite little … Continue reading

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A Game of Dominoes

As I walked down the wide hallway of the 1920’s building in the Spanish quarter with it’s old-fashioned black and white square tiles, I saw, through an open door, gray heads bent over a table.  I looked a little harder … Continue reading

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