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You’re WHAT? A Talk With Elderly Parents

May 9th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

They started talking the other day…to me…about moving.  I am 68 and the thought of moving does some very uncomfortable things to my innards.  Dad is 94 and his wife, our second mom, is 82 and they are talking about moving half way across the country.  I try to remember what I’ve learned from my […]

For Senior Women: Talking About Death

May 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Dad wants to return to his roots to die.  He’s very adamant about it and extremely clear.  He wants to return to the state in which he was born and spent the first 50 years of his life.  The fact that he can even verbalize this feeling amazes me.  But I can attribute it to […]

Caregiving for Elderly Parents with Humor and Cornish Game Hen

Apr 24th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

As Dad’s memory has gone, his sense of humor has grown.  What a surprisingly wonderful blessing this has been for our family.  And it is as though he is completely with it when he comes up with his funnies…actually, I do believe he is completely with it at that moment…he knows exactly what he is […]

For Seniors: My Personal Journey Caring for My Parents

Apr 11th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

My father continues to drive his car. I find it unusual only because he is 94 and I would guess that most 94 year olds have handed over their keys, either willingly or not. This is one area of control in Dad’s life that he has steadfastly refused to relinquish. No one in our family […]

For Senior Women: A Personal Journey Caring for My Elderly Parents

Mar 31st, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

My father is 94 and he is walking 1 1/4 miles two or three times weekly.  That is more than I’m doing!   His wife is 83 and she’s right there beside him.  So last week, I joined them and as good as the walk is for my body,  the quiet lessons of life are more […]

Memories of a Grandmother: Our Early Years in Paris and Kale Salad

Mar 28th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Early in our marriage,  about 150 years ago, my husband and I took our two young children and every penny we’d saved and headed off to France for a year.  My husband was a teacher  of French and wanted to get his MA degree at the Sorbonne in Paris.  We were young,  immature and adventurous.  […]

Senior Memories of Culture Shock

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

We have spent extended periods of time in other cultures and one of the funny memories (today) of these experiences is the culture shock I would invariably have to deal with.  If we were in another country or culture less than 3 weeks, this ordeal could be avoided, at least in my life.  If, however, […]

Senior Women and Argentine Milanesa

Mar 14th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

This morning we received an email from our ‘Argentine son’, Ale.  He shared with us what was originally an 8mm movie clip of himself when he was around 4.  Ale, his brother and our youngest daughter who were both 7-ish were dressing up for Halloween.  His family was here 30 years ago to live in […]

Cleanse Results and Black Bean Salad (or Dip)

Mar 10th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

One week after finishing the body cleanse I’m feeling great.  The benefits have exceeded our expectations.   I am fitting into my clothes better,  my daily morning hack, though not entirely gone, is nearly gone,  we are eating less, more healthy and with a lot more discretion.  The chronic ear problems have left and so has […]

Our Senior Body Cleanse Actually Worked!

Mar 7th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

We couldn’t believe we actually did it!  Ten days on a body cleanse.  Wow! We did it, we felt great and the benefits are worth singing to anyone who wants to listen.  My husband and I started with blood pressure in the 150’s; we were desperately trying to avoid medication.  Towards the end of the  […]