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Hello Barbie…Hello Mila

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

When my four-year old granddaughter, Mila, comes to my house she often gets out her toys for a tea party. She sits down on the floor with all her dishes spread around and her guests seated to form a circle. Invited to this party are her purple unicorn, a baby doll, a monkey in a […]

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Sharpen Your Brain

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Retirement was not easy for me. I loved my job; in fact, I defined myself by my job. Without it who was I? But the time had come and suddenly I found myself going from an exciting and rewarding life, to days without purpose. Each morning I woke up and had to remind myself what […]

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The Journey Begins

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a rather warm day as I walked with my son to his first born’s graduation. We got to the school a little too late to claim the small piece of shade under the lone tree on campus, but at least we were able to sit close enough to see the graduates as they […]

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A Glass of “Wooder” Please

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

I laughed when she ordered a glass of “wooder” and the waitress had no clue as to what she was saying. Her thick South Jersey accent was so foreign to our San Diego born and bred server that she sounded like she was speaking a different language. I have been here 38 years and had […]

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And the Show Goes On

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Props went missing, the lighting person can’t do it anymore, the backdrop was inadvertently taken down, rolled up and stuck in an office…and now the lead has lost his voice. Problems? Yes. But to this troupe of seniors putting on “Guy and Dolls” these challenges were just what the doctor ordered. It seems that research […]

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Kids and Climbs and Happy Hour Too

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

February is supposed to be a slow month. The holidays are long past and summer is far away, but our temperate climate lets us forget we are in the throes of winter. So this might be a good time to share my recent discoveries with all of you readers. If you have not had the […]

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Around The Table

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having a December birthday means I do not have to speak out loud my newest age until the last two weeks of the year. Well now it’s January and the birthday has come and gone. It’s not a milestone birthday, but I am at an age where all birthdays are significant. To mark another year […]

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Italy For Six

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was so envious when my friend in North Carolina described her upcoming trip. She was about to spend two weeks in a villa in Tuscany with five other women friends. They were going to rent two cars and tour the Tuscan countryside. Think of me, I pleaded, the next time you plan a trip […]

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I’m Done

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

My first close friend Sheila was always a difficult person. During high school and college we managed to stay close and because we had this long history I tended to overlook these imperfections. After college she moved to Chicago and our lives went in different directions. She never married and worked from graduation until retirement […]

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Precious Days in New York

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Ilene Hubbs The trip to New York City was just going to be a solo getaway, four days on my own to soak up the theater and culture of one of my favorite cities in the world. I planned to see a play or two, get in as many museums as I could and […]

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