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Lost But Not Forgotten

The theme this week has been about friendships; one featured a friend for over 50 years followed by recent friendships that developed while away from home. Today I want to honor the loss of three different and unique men this past week. Loss at anytime of the year is never easy; during the holidays it…

Leaves And More Leaves

It’s been a little chilly these past few days as we venture out on our walk. Hoods are now up to brace against the 43 degrees, stop it…that feels cold to us. Let me remind you, it’s the butt crack of dawn!! As we walk side by side on to the campus, I’m on the…

The Westchester Family YMCA

Monday began the beginning of the Christmas Wreath sales at the Westchester Family YMCA where I belong and worked for 10 years. I am a member of the Y’s Service Club. Many of these wonderful members are the age of what my parents would be if they were still alive. Then there are some of…

A Dog and His Man

I hear music in my head, do you? The song that comes to mind was from Jackie DeShannon… 1969… Think of your fellow man; lend him a helping hand, put a little love in your heart. It was just another ordinary day; make a list, run some errands, figure out what needs to be accomplished….

Fifty Years Ago Today

Fifty years ago today, our world stood still as we mourned the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Those of us old enough to remember back to those days know exactly where we were when the news was broadcasted. I was in the 9th grade at Airport Junior High School. I remember being in Ms….

Eyes Wide Open

I start my day during the week fairly early compared to many. While I am retired, and can choose my own time schedule, my friends Shari and Mary also get up at what we affectionately call “the butt crack” of dawn. It’s been twenty five years of this 6:00 am call to action. We joke…

Born To Talk…The Beginning

Born to Talk describes me perfectly. I love nothing better than meeting new people wherever I go. It could be in a foreign country and equally exciting, standing next to someone in line at the market. I am the one that will smile at you and say hello. If you are wearing something that identifies…