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A Blog About Finding the Laughs in Life!

January 3, 2020

Happy New Year to all my blog friends. Twenty-twenty is a fun name for this new year. We used to say “Two Thousand and One,” etc., but now we are off and running with the Twenties.

I don’t make Resolutions, but I do “Remind” myself of things I already know I should be d...

September 15, 2019

I was never one to collect antiques. In fact, it was rare for me to buy furniture. Most of my furniture came as hand-me-downs from the older generation. Through grandmas and aunts, I received a dining room table and chairs along with various dressers and chests of draw...

July 14, 2019

As the title of my blog indicates, I like to find the laughs in life. Even when I had major surgery last month, there were things that made me laugh.

I got all my ducks in a row as I prepared to have my left knee replaced. I went through this a year ago on the other kne...

June 16, 2019

I have been bingeing on Madeleine L’Engle. Perhaps it began when my granddaughter and I went to see the movie “A Wrinkle in Time.”

        Anyway, since then I have re-read “Wrinkle,” as well as the other three books in the “Wrinkle” quartet. In the library, I found “A...

March 30, 2019

        My daughter and I were talking about “expectations.” I once heard “expectations breed resentment.” As a grandmother, I have learned not to put expectations upon my grown kids or their children. It causes resentments to say

        “...

February 10, 2019

The three-pound bag of Clementine oranges was a lot for one person. I’m fortunate to live in a 55+ apartment complex, so I asked my neighbor, Mary, if she wanted to share them.

“What’s a Clementine?” she asked. “Never heard of them.”

But she was brave enough to try them...

January 3, 2019

It’s January 2, 2019, so the YMCA parking lot was packed to the gills today ….all those New Year’s resolutions!

I try to get to the Y three times a week for the deep water exercise class. We have a great time doing the “flutter,” water “jogging” and “cross-country skiin...

October 26, 2018

       Cannabis became legal while I was in Canada. At the stroke of midnight, we heard whooping and hollering outside our Montreal hotel. On television, we saw queues of Canadians lined up at the carefully-selected legal cannabis dealers.

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August 27, 2018

I saw a transgender person in the store this week. It’s not the first time I have seen one, but this woman made an impression on me. She was wearing a dress and her light brown hair appeared to be a wig. The shoulder-length bob had a purple streak in it. Her hairy calv...

August 14, 2018

Six of us went out for breakfast. Our ages ranged from the seventies to early nineties. In addition to the usual tasty breakfast quesadillas, we enjoyed our spicy conversation.

There were some things we didn’t understand about the younger generation. Jackie said she hop...

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