Archive for November 2012

7 Ways Teen Boys are Just Like Grandpa

7 Ways Teen Boys are Just Like Grandpa
I have been doing The Senior Shuffle for a year now and there have been many wonderful moments. I have spent more time with my parents in the last 12 months than I have in the last 12 years. I am grateful for the meals we share these days. As a daughter, and as a mom of... Read more »

My Favorite Veteran

My Favorite Veteran
Honor. Courage. All for One and One for All. Love for Country. These are some of the character traits that my father modeled during WWII. He joined the Army Air Corps as a B17 tail gunner at age 17. There wasn’t anything that he wouldn’t do for his crew. Today, a few days shy of 87,... Read more »

View from the Dentist's Chair

After a year-and-a-half hiatus, I laid back in the dentist’s chair. Next, I gasped. And not out of fear. Directly above my head, on the ceiling, was a large poster of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. I actually had taken many photos of the same view in 2010. Staring at it somehow took... Read more »

Sweet Shakin' Going On

Sweet Shakin' Going On
The visit to my parents was sweet. And furry. My dad was surprised to see my mid-size yellow Labrador retriever at the door around 10:00 am. Lucy, shaking her whole body, bounded toward my mom and startled her in a good way. I handed my dad some Butterfingers and oatmeal cookies and did a quick... Read more »
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    Carole Pye

    I’m a freelance writer married to thrill-seeking husband, Jim, and mom to fantastic teenage sons: Austin, (18) Trevor, (16) and volunteer foster son, Chris (18). I am also a proud caregiver for my parents, Bob, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, 87, and Jean, his wife, 85. In between the shuttling and the shuffling of senior boys and senior parents, you can find me sitting still, enjoying a cup of steaming hot tea while pondering the next thing to do.

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