Some days, I like to spell olde the archaic way because it feels like it should be a four-letter word. On Monday, I bent to retrieve a small bag of lunchtime veggies from the lowest shelf in our workroom fridge, and I tweaked my back. Crud-ite! As a result, I walked like a tiny old [...]
Tag: aging gracefully
Santa wears specs
Santa wears readers in our house. This 2019 edition to his wardrobe owes little to his deficiencies and everything to ours. Two of us have terrible eyesight and a vain inability to keep track of our glasses…because they’re only on our actual heads when we absolutely have to strap them on. Otherwise, you’ll find dime [...]
Celebrate good times, come on!
My mother jitterbugged into her ninth decade on a dance floor full of friends and family. She wore a fresh corsage pinned onto her shoulder by her lifelong friend and high school prom date, Larry, and brought a spare pair of dancing shoes to a venue full of both memories and plans. My mom likes [...]
Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?
We train all year for this event, alternating cardio, weight and cartography workouts. We pack with precision. Wicking clothes. Check! Running shoes. Check! Sunblock. Check! On the big day, we hit the road early, well before sunrise, fielding phone calls from various family members, concerned about our progress. My mother's birthday has become an endurance [...]
A happy hour
On the night they smuggled martinis into their grandmother's assisted living center, Katherine, Vinnie and their cousin Lizzy armed themselves well. Having planned meticulously, they knew precisely how much time they had to clear the lobby, bypass the dining room and make their way up to the second floor. They moved swiftly wearing intentionally soft [...]