Old Age

As we get on in age, our memories help to keep our spirits up. Maybe we might become a little forgetful now and then but our recall from the past is often on track, especially when it pertains to good memories. I grew up in an age of innocence…we children played outside after dark under the streetlights and during the day we rode bikes and the old timey scooters (not motorized) and played games like tag, red rover, blind man’s...

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Family Visits

I was just recalling the day a few years ago that my cousin came from Illinois to visit my family in Florida. She comes pretty much on a regular basis and she and I make it a “girls” day. Shopping, movie and lunch or breakfast or maybe both. On this particular day, we took a drive along Clearwater Beach just to take in the scenery. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were both in high spirits, enjoying each others company, as we...

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Fun at Parties

Not only am I Grandma, I’m also Great Grandma (known as Gigi) and have been invited to and attended many celebrations for my three great grandchildren on each of their birthdays. One of the first parties that I went to was a bit of an eye opener for me. When I arrived at the event for my great grandson who had just turned three, the sight of a large inflatable “house” took me by surprise. When I asked my granddaughter what it was, she...

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