Category Archives: aging

Wisconsin Time – Preparing for the Move: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Monday, June 7, 2021 Everybody’s fleeing!! Well, not really. The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, a U-Haul truck pulled into the cul-de-sac and was parked to receive stuff. When I woke up Sunday morning, there was another one. Busy, busy, … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Time – Relocating to Wisconsin

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Twelve weeks ago, I had no idea I would be relocating to Wisconsin. But after Mom passed away on March 2nd, I started thinking, “Now what?” One evening a group of us were talking about traveling, … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 120 from Planet Elderly: Last Kiss

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (This is the final “Parental Journal” entry for this blog.) On Monday, March 1, I received my last kiss from my mom. It was the first day visitors were allowed to schedule visits again, and I … Continue reading

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February 13, 2021 Among my group of gal pals, there is Lynette. Petite, feisty, funny, and compassionate, she is a joy to us all, and we love to hear her stories about growing up in a large family. As today’s … Continue reading

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WAITING – a meditative prose poem by Gail Hauswirth

Saturday, January 30, 2021 (My friend, Gail Hauswirth, gave me permission to share what she refers to as a “musing.”) “Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall rise up on wings as an eagle. They … Continue reading

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I’m Now an Official Resident of Planet Elderly

On March 2, 2016, a mere eight days ago, I turned 70.  That’s the magic number I use to define “elderly,” although I know others might disagree, especially those in their 70s. When I taught at a community college I … Continue reading

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