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One of my favorite joys as a parent was throwing a birthday party for one of my young children. In addition to my own five, we fostered 17 tots, who received equal birthday treatment. Being selfish, my own home would not be used as the venue. (Only great more
Recovery after a knee replacement has been more difficult than I envisioned. Hubby, who had his knee done a month ago, seemed to be up and walking sooner than I am. Oh . I am walking . but moan and groan when doing so because it hurts too much! Trying to more
The COVID crisis has highlighted an area of continued concern; food insecurity for hundreds of elderly and disabled individuals who are homebound. With the threat of a deadly pandemic, many people are finding themselves isolated from their families. more
In the morning I will setting out for quite the adventure . a trip to the hospital for my own experience with the robot surgeon who will replace my aging knee apparatus with titanium, guaranteed to last long past my own lifespan. In thinking about more
When I got my first smart phone years ago, playing Solitaire on it was a favorite pastime. All of a sudden, instead of browsing through magazines while waiting at the doctor's office, my fingers would nimbly finagle the playing cards, ultimately more
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me...NOT! I am super sensitive, so what people say about me can hurt my feelings. I've become accustomed to the fact that I am clumsy, told to me time and time again by my dad who got really more
We seem to be a whole world away from the manner in which individuals with developmental disabilities used to be treated. My very first job interview was at Ladd School, where a tour of the facility convinced me no one should ever live under those more
Last week was a hectic week for me. When a slight stomachache plagued me in the middle of the night, I assumed it was just from the strange concoction of dip Hubby had whipped up in the kitchen for our nightly chip and dip television viewing marathon. more
By now, anyone who has a smart phone, tablet or computer has probably participated in the media medium of a Zoom meeting. Those of us who were camera shy have had to get over this phobia to join others in a meeting that resembles the opening sequence of more
We are here in sunny Florida, enjoying the eighty-degree weather while the snowflakes pile higher and higher in Rhode Island. Last night we were also subjected to bad weather in the form of a frightening thunderstorm. Howling winds bent tender trees to more
It has been an unusual year for traveling. In the past, Hubby and I would have taken a trip to California to visit our oldest son, Francis, and his family for Thanksgiving or my granddaughter's birthday. We have a new grandson, almost 2 years old, with more
Lately, I have been struck by how often a scenario in real life models one from a scary movie. I stood atop the winding staircase in an older home in East Greenwich. As I put my hand on the curled, wooden banister, a slight shudder came over me. The more
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