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On the road again …

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  And … we’re off! The cross-country road trip we have been planning for the last six months has officially begun.  The last time we did this we were in our late twenties. My husband built a simple camper shell for our little Datsun truck, we threw in our very basic camping gear and headed for the Florida Keys. It …

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The Stories of our Lives

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A few years ago, a friend told me about a family gathering she had attended where three generations had the best time together. She said there was endless laughter and good cheer throughout the entire group.  But one little constellation of humanity really grabbed her attention. Four cousins, between the ages of twelve and fourteen, sat at the feet of …

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Concern is OK, control is not

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Dear Tracey, I love my children but they’re driving me nuts. I finally moved to be closer to them, which meant giving up my life that I had been happily crafting for the last fifty years. It seemed easier for them if I lived closer.    I’m 79, single, and a retired librarian. I’m healthy, have my own apartment, passed …

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More than a cup of coffee …

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Dear Tracey, I’ve been a widow for four years. Last year, I went to my 50th high school reunion. I couldn’t believe it but my old boyfriend was there and we had the best time. (He’s been divorced for ages.) It was as if no time had passed. We had such fun. It was so easy. We kept in touch …

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Fun ways to exercise your brain!

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Dear Tracey, My friend and I are having a cordial little disagreement and maybe you can help us sort it out. We always hear about the importance of “exercising” our brains. (We are 75 and 76 years old.) She’s enrolled in a foreign language class, saying that’s the best kind of brain exercise and that my crossword puzzles won’t do …