Category: Grandparents

How do You Let Go?- Letting Go of the Past

Letting Go of the Past… “Letting go of yesterday allows the birth of today” Absorbing our past and the disturbing past of others in a zen exercise will help you let go of that feeling of distress or so it is said in an article I just finished reading. As I read this step by... Read more »

I Am "The Good Wife" circa 1955 in Spirit

“The Good Wife” What a fascinating funny article that first appeared in 1955 when I was a child! Was this really what was expected of women in those days? Here is what I remember as a little girl from that era. “In May of 1955, Housekeeping Monthly published an article entitled, “The Good Wife’s Guide,”... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day Memories Past and Present

St. Patrick’s Day Memories Past and Present   On  St. Patrick’s Day we had a saying in our house that “there were those that were Irish and those who wished they were!” Growing up in New York and a stone’s throw from the Bronx. a veritable stronghold of an Irish community, my Irish roots were celebrated... Read more »

My Brooklyn Heritage

My Proud Brooklyn Heritage In a small Brooklyn apartment, Jacob Winterhalt, a former Air Force airman, looked on as his 3-year-old daughter, Raya, and her best friend, Doris, chased each other. The girls wore sneakers. Doris’s were equipped with red lights that flashed with the urgency of a distress beacon. FROM OUR ADVERTISERS “No shoes... Read more »

Wishing you all a little Happiness

                                                                                        Wishing you all a little Happiness   “And a Merry Christmas... Read more »

New to Retirement....

Retirement, not what it’s cracked up to be or is it a chance for a new beginning? I met a friend for coffee this week, she has just retired. We were discussing what to do now that we no longer work outside our home. She is new to retirement and I am not. We are both nurses. I... Read more »

Post Cataract Surgery...The Better to See You With!

Well last week I had cataract surgery.   The results are amazing! With help from my doctor I chose the corrective lens that would give me the most versatile correction. That means that I can now read, see the dashboard when I am driving (to keep me from speeding) and see distance. The vision in... Read more »

Compromised Vision...with a Kickstarter

A Kickstarter for Better Vision For about six months my vision has been compromised by a fast changing cataract. I am no stranger to surgery so I signed up for it on July 1st knowing that there  will be time enough to recover and enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks here in the burbs. In... Read more »

Kid in a Candy Store...all the Snacks for Kids I Could Ever Want!

Kid in a Candy Story- Snacks for Kids and Adults Today, I was like a kid in a candy store and was able to enjoy all the snacks for kids and adults that I wanted to sample. “Kid in a Candy Store” The National Confectioners Association held the “Sweets and Snacks Expo” here in Chicago at McCormick Place. I... Read more »

Vaccine and Mighty Measles...A Grandmum's Perspective

Vaccine- where do you stand? Where are you in the debate about vaccinations? Pro or Con or somewhere in between, content with parents making the decisions for their own children while the herd immunity population diminishes and put others at risk? For many reasons, I am pro-vaccine. My stance is based on scientific research and my many... Read more »