Good Bye Birthday Cake

Good Bye Birthday Cake

Ten years ago I started a blog called Not Your Grandmother’s Seventy. Tag line: living your best life at any age. I started it in commemoration of turning seventy. I blogged on and off these last ten years. Sometimes diligently weekly, sometimes I skipped weeks,...
The Rise of the Octogenarian

The Rise of the Octogenarian

In keeping with the theme of it’s never too late, today I took a look at the octogenarians among us.  We are a powerful lot: politicians and activists. Still very active. I’ve included the president of the United States because he will be joining us soon....

So It is New Year’s Eve. Must say something meaningful

How many New Year’s Eves has it been? I remember the year I said that I had no expectations of anything happening in the coming year. Funny, before the year was over I was married. The one and only marriage I have ever had. While that may be a subject of future posts,...
The Time Machine Question

The Time Machine Question

”What would you tell your younger self?  Ah, the time machine question. I was recently challenged to write about what I would tell my younger self.  Obviously:  “Keep writing!” I wrote as a young girl. When did that stop?  Probably when my mother...

In Defense of Football and Homage to Mrs. McLaughlin

”You really need to understand football, all of you” was a command from Mrs. McLaughlin.  (The same Mrs. McLaughlin that I credit with making me take college prep classes which changed my life) So we learned the basics of football.  First and Ten — do it again.  What...