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Happy Old Lady Day

 I became a fan of senior citizens long before I joined the club. The sweet old church ladies that we referred to as Aunts always intrigued me. Their wit and wisdom. Their grey hair that shimmered to blue. Their bright red lipstick, fancy handkerchiefs, and soft Avon...

How Ritual is Saving the Day

Rituals have been saving my life during this pandemic. Or, at least my state of mind. I'm not talking religious rituals or anything weird. I mean the ritual of washing my face, brushing my teeth, and applying my various creams in exactly the same order every morning....

Three Ways to Make August Better

August has never been my favorite month. It is sort of like the Tuesday of the year. No holidays. Too late in the summer to actually schedule a vacation. Often scorching hot where we live. Grass turns brown. And dusty. But the leaves haven't begun to dazzle yet. Here...

The Power of Sisters

This Sunday is National Sister Day. I'm glad someone came up with that, because sisterhood is a powerful force. Our mother was an only child, and she often told us that she used to wonder what it would be like to have a sister. Fortunately, she also set the example...

Celebrate Your Gorgeous Grandma

Hey, you guys, someone officially named today National Gorgeous Grandma Day. I love this for many reasons. Here are my top three. I share our 16 grandchildren with five of the most gorgeous grandmothers God ever created. Shout out and love to Jane, Cheri, Joyce, Nita,...

Let’s Celebrate the Sweet Life

July is National Ice Cream Month. That is the kind of news we need right now, people. And, this isn't one of those made-up-by-the-calendar-company holidays. Although, I celebrate most of those, too. This one was officially sanctioned by President Ronald Reagan in...