I was going to tell my happy husband and Handsome Prince when we retired - a huge list of neat things women "keep in their hearts". Fun things to share when we were white-haired and satisfied, enjoying the view from the porch in our rocking chairs: like why I watched "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson long past the time one does. Can't do that now. He died before retirement. And so I must share it with you:Read More
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Do not let the cheery pumpkins fool you - I have scary stories to share at Halloween at this true stories blog. But should they be shared at all? Grownup scary stories are not pretty.
Mayborn, my life has been a blessing, and very normal; these stories only a fraction of my generally happy life. More - these stories enjoyed happy endings, but I certainly do have my moments - and then I realize most folks do.
Life is not "Trick or Treat" but Trick AND Treat !
A list of my scary stories - details on requestRead More
An election year note: Accidental Activist or not, that's how it was. I found myself doing much more than I ever thought I would - in brave ways - and am fine for it - and maybe finer than some for having done what I could, for seeing it as a human responsibility and acting on that consciousness. My Godmother made the room collapse in laughter the day she said I was a "female Forrest Gump" in that I just happened to be on the spot when some interesting things took place and I was compelled to help. Great - but they left out the Apple Stock for me and emptied me in the Recession instead. Hmmmmm...Read More
"The oldest State House in America is now closed to the public amid Connecticut’s budget problems. In addition, millions of dollars worth of artwork could be removed from the building." Google - WNPR link
Please click and sign the petition to save this wonderful site from closure.Read More
What do they call it when you see the most beautiful thing! It is a glimpse, out of context, perhaps, but you feel redeemed, renewed and more alive than before you met. But the high turns to horrified, when the entire image reveals itself! OH! And then, just as passionately one is "RE-redeemed", when insight and the angels come to help? There must be a word for it. Let me explain, and ask me for clarity where it gets obscure:
. Difficult time with step parents ended and she self-educated to become the grandest in wifehood, motherhood and personhood , in spite of challenges later. She took big downs and rallied to win thru every time. And fun in all of it for us all!
So I feel the stories might be worth sharing - they should really not be lost now that she is leaving us.
Fairfield Connecticut is nickname heaven and Mother has enjoyed several of them.
It was no fluke that our Mother, Albina was an early CyberSenior ! After thirty years of "fine online" , the Southport Belle aged out of most computing, two years ago at 88 and due to her TTY machine daily in the late seventies and eighties, upgrading to computer and SKYPE was a breeze! Cyber Senior in her own right - she felt no lack of tech support. Both parents were tech apt and our Father's hands made the gold foil you see on the Lunar landing module at the first moon landing July 20, 1969. . I code, and could help, and my son was world-class IT and daughter nearby worked online enough to be able to run to Gram's to unfreeze a thing. IN a hearing aid since the 1950s the internet opened up the world for my Mother again - no more mistakes understanding people, thanks to emails and Skpe to let her lipread perfectly. A triumph that gave her years of life I am sure.Read More