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Gracefully Aging – With Resistance

Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Rapunzel – The Mature Version

It was August of 1965, and I was about to start high school. This called for a significant style change.  I was more than ready to leave behind the grammar school uniforms and pick up the makeup. I remember sitting on a blanket at Burr Pond (a nearby park) with my Aunt Pat. Aunt Pat was …

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Dimples

Last night’s waitress brought back a memory from over 50 years ago. She had a wondrous set. Of Dimples. I was around ten years old when it finally dawned on me that I might not actually be the most beautiful child that had ever appeared on the planet. I had an inkling of that reality …

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Omniscience Explained

This is a little essay that takes a very serious,thoughtful topic and makes it silly and trivial. Some folks think I excel at this. I am not a very religious person, but when I was a little girl, I tried to be. I liked the idea of religion because I liked ceremonies. Sacred music and …

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Formal Invitation

This weekend my husband and I attended a dinner party. The occasion was the 91st birthday of my husband’s Aunt Clara. It was just a family party, but it was special too. We dressed up – in new clothes, thanks to our weight loss. (I love shopping for little clothes.) Clara had said she didn’t …

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