by Kathy A. Megyeri Many of us in our 80’s are exploring elder care options and a final residence, especially when facing health issues. As my husband and I pack to move into the Army Distaff Hall in Washington, DC...
By Dale Bliss  In times past, grandparents were for mini vacations, special treats and extravagant birthday and Christmas gifts. Nowadays, it seems more and more grandparents are becoming extended parents. They are either completely raising the grandchildren or at least...
By Kathy A. Megyeri  “The Book of Pet Love And Loss: Words of Comfort and Wisdom from Remarkable People,” by Sara Bader (2023)  When editor and author Sara Bader lost her 13-year-old cat Snowflake, she was bereft and searched for a...
By Michele D. Baker  image courtesy of Amazon  Amazon’s new Alexa Together service is a way to provide support for your loved ones, keeping you together even when you’re apart. Getting started is easy: you need one Alexa Together subscription (currently...
by Jan Cox In the 1950s and 1960s we children didn’t see as much of dads as we did our moms. Dads traditionally worked outside the house, yet everyone’s dad experience is unique. This Father's Day, I remember and celebrate my...
By Michael B. Wright  In mid-March, I had basal cell carcinoma removed from my nose. My cancer doctor and my plastic surgeon worked together as a team. During pre-op, my reconstructive surgeon gave me a large binder full of glossy 8”...
by Dick Wolfsie Did you know that when you prepare asparagus you probably make 12 mistakes? Hold on a few minutes while I explain why I am asking this question. I have an app called Smart News. It’s worth every penny,...
Adapted from an article of the same name, AARP The Magazine, March 2023  By Michele D. Baker  A 2018 National Poll on Healthy Aging sponsored by AARP and the University of Michigan found that among men and women ages 65 to...
by Curt D. Baker, Land O'Lakes These are my memories: It was the 1950s, we lived on a farm, and life was slower and simpler. After school and chores, there was time to play: cards, board games, tag, or if...
by Randal C. Hill It may seem hard to believe, but once upon a time, nearly half of all Valentine’s Day messages sent contained grotesque caricatures of the intended recipient and mean-spirited, hurtful notices intended to drive in the knife.    By...
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