"Do Not Discard!"

Join this bionic grandma in her battle against "the wrinkled years."

"Do Not Discard!"

HELLO WORLD . . . I’M NOT DEAD YET!

JUST SHOVIN’ THAT INEVITABLE “BUCKET” DOWN THE ROAD A BIT I wrote a book for all of us who are living beyond our expiration date, but I was told by experts in the publishing field that perhaps I wasn’t famous enough to get it printed. That ticked me off because 60 percent of the nonfiction bestsellers by celebrities are ghostwritten. Read more…


Life’s Little Surprises

I GOT THE SHOCK OF MY LIFE TODAY. I went in for an x-ray to test the strength of my bones. It’s been years since I had one and being a pro-active soul, I wanted to know how this old gal’s skeleton was doing.  I come from a family of un-broken bones and I fall all the time without injury, Read more…


The Best Laid Plans Can End Up in a Ditch

I received an email from a friend our age. He wrote, “I had a plan for that day. I took my kitchen timer into the bathroom and set it for 35 minutes.  The time was 5:15 p.m. I wanted to be shaved and showered by 5:50 p.m. and I made that time. “I got dressed in my best Sunday going-to-church Read more…


Trying to Live on a Diet Goats Would Love

I NEVER ENVISIONED IT WOULD BE SO HARD. For nearly three months I’ve tried to create a diet just for me, to meet my temporary (I hope) medical and nutritional needs — no more than 50 mg of cholesterol a day (no meat, eggs,   cheese and most dairy)  about 1200 calories a day (to prevent adding pounds) and high protein Read more…


GROWING MAMMOTH PUMPKINS CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH

I FELL OFF PIG MOUNTAIN LAST NIGHT Flying through the air I wondered what I would break. At my age I’m supposed to be brittle.  My hands flew up as I went down heading for the grassy plain. And I remember wondering if my wrist would snap trying to break my fall. But it was a soft landing— head up, Read more…


THE INEVITABLE MIGHT NOT BE . . . IF YOU LIVE BOLDLY

I FOUND OUT TODAY I AM A TICKING TIME-BOMB I had no clue because I’m healthy. The only pills I’ve taken for years are vitamins and baby aspirin. And I wondered how many others out there on this back side of life’s rainbow are in my situation.  I was ignorant because I didn’t ask the right questions of my doctors Read more…