Death, Dying and Mary Jim

She spoke with the sad voice of experience. “Joanie, sometimes death is sweet and sometimes death is hard. Your daddy’s death was sweet.”

She was right. Mary Jim was my stepmother and when she spoke those words, it was April 1989. Funeral home personnel were wheeling Dad’s body out the front door. Dad’s death was sweet. We were all there with him. It was the way he would have wanted it. Over and over he had said, “Death is a part of life. When my time comes, I want you to let me go.” He was right. Continue reading

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Grandma Journal – Kids Say the Cutest Things!

A grandma journal is fun to do and journaling for the grandchildren is one of the most important tasks of a grandparent. Making a journal of the grandchildren’s cute sayings is a fun project. Of course, since my husband is legally blind, we do this a little differently. Continue reading

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Best Fourth of July Dog Outfits for Patriotic Dogs

fourth of july outfits for dogsFourth of July dog outfits are high on our priority list this year – My husband and his new guide dog graduated from Southeastern Guide Dogs in January.  Every new holiday is a little extra fun with our new family member. Continue reading

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Easy and Fun Christmas Decorations – Especially for Seniors

easy and fun Christmas decorationsEasy and fun Christmas decorations are not a new idea. Senior women have been looking for ways to decorate simply since the day they turned 60.  And this has been happening for generations.  We want to participate in the holidays, but our energy level just is not what it used to be.  And the grandchildren are coming! Continue reading

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Spooky Halloween Spider Webs Decorations

halloween spider webs decorationsHalloween spider webs decorations are fun and versatile.  You can have spider webs just about anywhere in your house.   Hang spider webs on your walls, in the corners, or even from the ceiling.   Of course, empty spider webs are boring.  I found some giant black spiders that are perfect for your Halloween decor. Continue reading

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Best Music for Thanksgiving Day Fun With The Family

The best music for Thanksgiving Day includes songs that can be sung together. Family sing-alongs are a wonderful way to celebrate and to give thanks. What is your favorite music for Thanksgiving day? Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving song from childhood to teach to your grandchildren this year? These are a few of my favorites. I hope they bring back sweet memories for you. Continue reading

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Create a Classic Wardrobe for Women Over 60

wardrobe for women over 60Create a Classic Wardrobe for Women Over 60 

As we charge forth into Summer, it is the perfect time to clean out, rethink, and begin to create a classic wardrobe for women over 60. Is that the last thing on your list? Why not move it up a few notches? Refocus on YOU!

So you work from home and what you wear does not really matter. Or perhaps your job does not demand following a dress code. Others may need smashing professional dress every day, while quite honestly, creating a classic wardrobe may be absolutely of no interest to you at all. Why should it be? Continue reading

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