"Life is like a box of chocolates ... you never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) As much as Americans are obsessed with living longer, it's amazing how many people don't want to be "old." As a group, we will nip and tuck, wear rhinestones all over our backsides, dye our hair… Continue reading Old, wrinkled and happy?
“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanack" She almost caught me. Just when I was looking longingly at a newspaper circular for elastic-waisted pants -- the mom jeans to end all mom jeans -- my youngest daughter strolled through the kitchen. I flipped the paper over… Continue reading Secrets from my children
“We think we know what we want, but we can never really know until we've got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place - but then it's too late." Alexandra Potter, British novelist Walking past a computer where a daughter was checking out another Sims… Continue reading Be careful what you wish for
“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” Robert Frost, American poet The conversation went something like this... "Are you over 55?" the perky 20-something asked. Cue deer-in-the-headlights look on my part. "No," I answered, more politely than I felt. "Well, we'll just say you are," she said, waving cheerfully toward my mother, who was the… Continue reading A senior-discount moment
“Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” Maya Angelou, American poet Growing up is on my mind these days. Our oldest daughter is in one of those times of transition. Not a full-blown… Continue reading Silver slippers