November Nods

Beautiful display of pumpkin on flowering vine

Hello readers,

In this November issue, we bring you stories about Florida’s favorite adopted son, Jimmy Buffett, as well as meaningful ways to show your gratitude towards a veteran.

We welcome back snowbirds with our piece on Florida’s wild side and offer you a seasonal feast of senior humor, financial advice, book and film reviews, recipes and much more. Not all stories appear in all six of our editions, so be sure to check out our website,, to find more entertaining, informative and helpful content.

I am also pleased to announce that this boomer and senior publication, which has been distributed on Florida’s West Coast for over 30 years, has been honored with seven national awards for excellence in journalism by the North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA), a non-profit international platform for boomer/senior publications.


Winners were announced in October at NAMPA’s 2019 national convention held in Memphis, Tenn. Entries were judged by the prestigious University of Missouri School of Journalism.

We were thrilled that Lifestyles After 50 won in the General Excellence category. The judges said they were impressed with our selection of well-written stories pertinent to you, our readers.

Congratulations to our writer Kathy Megyeri, who nabbed an award for her “smart and tightly written” book reviews.

And kudos to our humorists Michael Wright and Susan Goldfein, both winners in the Senior Issues category.

A dash of humor goes a long way when examining life’s issues,” noted the judges about Wright’s work.

And Goldfein wowed them with her light-hearted “fun and cool tips,” as well as her “recipes for living well.” All done, they said, with a “fine measure of sweetness in her writing.”

Our writer Randal Hill won in two feature categories: The first for his “practical and filled-with-love” piece, Long Distance Love, Grandparent Style. His second award-winning
piece, Here’s the Buzz on CBD Oil, was recognized for deftly “walking the readers through the science behind cannabidiols.”

We celebrate another win in the editorial category, with the piece Happy Father’s Day, A Salute to Our Fathers and the Guys Taken Too Soon. My essay is a tribute to those who suffered and died in military service and, in doing so, were not destined to become fathers. It was a call to remember them and their sacrifice on that special day.

We thank you, our loyal readers, many of whom have read us for decades and attended our many Lifestyles Fun Fests, for being there with us and for us.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we’ll see you in December—after we run our victory lap.

Terri Bryce Reeves



Terri Bryce Reeves, Editor

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