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About jjmummert

This blog was originally titled "Drifting Toward Planet Elderly," and it shared a journey I had with my elderly parents as they both finished their lives battling the complexities of dementia. After both passed on, I changed the title to "Living on Planet Elderly." I am a retiree who is reluctantly adjusting to the reality that she is now elderly. In July of 2021, I relocated to Middleton WI after living in Columbia MO for over 40 years. I decided that I want to experience a new and vibrant location in a cooler climate with lakes...a bucket list item of mine. I have a first cousin who lives in Madison. We have nice childhood memories, and I thought it would be wonderful to spend some time together as elders. It was. AND March 2023, I returned to Columbia. I had a wonderful time experiencing the Madison area of Wisconsin, spending time with my cousin, and making some wonderful friends. No regrets.

The Move Back to Columbia

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 early morning In early March of this year, I decided to end my Wisconsin adventure and move back to Columbia MO for two major reasons: I missed my family and friends, and realized that as I … Continue reading

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Heading Back to Columbia, Missouri in 2023 November 14 2022 My adventure in moving from Columbia, Missouri to Middleton, Wisconsin in July of 2021 has been wonderful, but more importantly, it has been an interesting learning experience. Here are the … Continue reading

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Photography Hobby – People at the Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, Wisconsin

June 3, 2022 There were lots of families and kids’ groups at the small local zoo today. Since the weather was perfect, I thought I’d walk around and practice with a new camera lens: Fujifilm 33mm F/1.4.

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Another Massacre of Innocents: It’s Time to Roar with Our Votes

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 With another massacre of innocent school children and personnel, how can we not stand together and demand action and accountability? Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Green Party and others, it’s time to roar with our votes. At the … Continue reading

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Photography Hobby: Late Winter at Stricker’s Pond, Madison, Wisconsin (March 15, 2022)

March 19, 2022 Now that March is halfway finished, I went out recently to try out a new lens. I haven’t done any photography during the winter months. I drove over to Stricker’s Pond in Madison, Wisconsin, less than two … Continue reading

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Reacting to Images from Ukraine

March 16, 2022 Realization sets in. One sits and cries in the cold. WHY? What have we done to deserve this? What will happen to us? People gather to rally in support of Ukraine. Berlin…Amsterdam…Chicago…millions from around the world stand … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Time – The Supervisor We All Want

Friday, March 4, 2022 The other day, my cousin, Bob, and I went to Festival Foods, a Wisconsin based supermarket. It’s Bob’s go-to grocery store located near downtown Madison. I picked up a few items and went to the checkout … Continue reading

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WISCONSIN TIME: A Valentine Surprise

Thursday, February 17, 2022 I was expecting Valentine’s Day to come and go as easily as it has for so many decades. Sure, there are memories of a 10-year-old me bringing a decorated box to school to receive valentine cards … Continue reading

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I Am Absolutely Perfect, of course, and You Are, too!

I am not sure when it started, but I remember being surprised and delighted at first. I think I was at a restaurant ordering lunch, and I chose what seemed to be a basic cheeseburger with coleslaw on the side … Continue reading

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Photography Hobby – Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin

September 12, 2021 In late July I visited Olbrich Botanical Gardens with some family members. These photos were taken with my Samsung S20 Ultra. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a must see for anyone visiting the Madison, Wisconsin area.

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