I tried to write a piece to express my feelings of helplessness concerning the virus, the hatred, the losses, destruction and suffering from the recent tornadoes, the violence and the potential future we are heading for. But then I wanted to offer encouragement and help with ideas for what we could do. However I was … More What Are We To Do???
This post is about my epiphany about the causes of the high anxiety I lived with for one reason or another during my childhood. While growing up I was a bit of a worry wart. I still am at times but now much less often. Some of my anxiety stemmed from basing my self-esteem on … More One Scared Little Girl!
I started my nursing career in 1972. I worked in hospitals from South Carolina to New Orleans, to Mississippi, to Western and Eastern North Carolina. After 38 years of nursing (17 years of that in ICU/CCUs) I consider myself an expert on how the nursing field has changed. I retired in 2012. In 1972 we used … More Nursing Then And Now: Some Surprising Similarities and Differences
This was written when I had sciatica that affected my life in so any ways. I was only able to get out for about two hours at a time because of chronic sciatica and lower back pain. I had been feeling kind of useless and isolated, not being around people every day or two. Imagine … More Listen to Your Instinct
“Need some old-timey remedies for headaches, stomach aches, liver pain, cold and cough, muscle aches, or even a drinking husband?” ” How about an electric fez that regrows your hair? ” “We have the miracle cure for what ails you!” These are some promises given by salesmen of patent medicines and treatments from our country’s … More Dangerous “Cures”of the Past
I grew up in Greenville South Carolina. I lived there 22 years of my life. Our parents were good loving people. When I was a child, my family lived on the corner of an active street and an area designated for “colored” people to live. We had a very nice, older gentleman and his wife … More No Why!
I enjoy sharing stories from ancient times that may help people laugh or gain wisdom. One such story I heard in a sermon years ago is not found in the Bible but was likely passed down by oral tradition from one generation to the next. The story was eventually recorded in a book of prophet … More The Road to Understanding
This is a photo of my Aunt Helen from years ago. She died at the age of 92. The fourth of June would have been her birthday. Her senior lifestyle was an inspiration to me now that I am older. She was always going somewhere and staying active. Until about 12 years before her death, … More Ten Ways to Make Getting Older More Fun
Norie is my thirteen year old, black cat. As two old gals, we pretty much understand how to live together. I have always tried to learn and respect her likes and dislikes. I also never try to scare her or lie to her; so she trusts me. If I accidentally step on her tail or … More Norie Understands
I am frequently amused by my cat, Norie’s rather prejudicial opinions of the toys I bought for her. Because she is a pretty smart, slightly chubby cat I aimed for mentally and physically challenging toys. Unfortunately I have failed multilpe times to engage her interest after a brief period of peaking her curiosity. The successes … More Norie and Toys
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