My very unique and special Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, passed away recently at the age of 92. The way she lived her life and especially her senior years continue to influence my life as I continue into my senior years.. After Grandpapa died Grandmother and Aunt Helen enjoyed their lives. Much later Grandmother became … More Aunt Helen, Aging with Style and Panache
I wrote this blog eariler this year and thought some of my newer readers might enjoy it. Source: Westerns And Aging Gracefully I began to think about Westerns and aging gracefully last night after watching a special about the old western stars, their shows, and their memories of those shows. As a young girl, I … More Westerns And Aging Gracefully
“Old age ain’t for sissies,” stated that famous old dame, Bette Davis. I am beginning to understand what she meant. If you are getting older, like I am and hopefully everyone else is, you are finding that there are new difficulties in your life style caused by physical and mental changes. Changes in Our Bodies … More Old Age Ain’t For Sissies
After my husband’s death ten years ago I was very proud of the sense of confidence I gained from how I could take care of most problems and decisions by myself. If something broke or needed fixing, I looked it up on the internet and when able to do so, fixed it. When something was … More What Dependence?
My Letter to myself, Little Elaine, was published on Candid Slice. I hope it may reach more people and help someone. http://www.candidslice.com/a-domestic-violence-survivors-letter-to-her-childhood-self/ In an effort to deal with some painful experiences in my adult life and to increase my self confidence and self understanding, I decided to write letters to myself in different stages of … More Letter To My Childhood Self
Music has been an integral part of my life as far back as I can remember. My mother played the piano often, once her four kids could stand or sit still long enough. I remember her playing very old songs from a bygone era; songs such as “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue,” which I sang … More Magnificent, Moving, Magical Music
Over ten years ago I met, Miss Pearl (not real name), a very plucky, tiny, young acting, elderly lady. Although she passed away a few years later, I want to share some of her story because she was such a fascinating and charming lady. I especially treasured her friendship during a time when my own mother … More She Didn’t Have a Chance