Getting Happy

Happy wandered in from outer space yesterday.

Okay.  I’ve officially lost my mind.  While trying to get over the loss of Lucky Dawg and Rebel, my 15-year old puppies who died within three weeks of each other, I suddenly find myself with two new puppies and I’m back right where I was.  I’m rehouse-training two new puppies named Lucky Too (II) and Happy. Continue reading

Are you an LOL (Little old lady)?

Creeping Little Old Ladydom is everywhere. As my classmates who matriculated from high school in 1965 continue to turn 70, we have been obsessing over how NOT to  look like the stereotypical image of a little old lady.

Imagine my horror when I spotted a list of telltale signs that you’ve reached that dreaded stage of life.  I had 30 out of the 40 signs and I’m making changes TODAY. Continue reading

Kudos for antique & collectible keepers

In this disposable society, it’s a miracle that we have any reminders of days gone by.   Children often don’t care for the common household items used by their parents and grandparents or don’t have any place to put it!  Faye Michel (pictured above) and her husband Joey are rare exceptions. They unintentionally maintain one of the most extensive collections of 19th and 20th century collectibles – most still in use!

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So long, old friend

My favorite place to do some serious walking, running and thinking is the walking trail around the lake just outside the Athletic Complex on the campus of MSU. I don’t know if it has a name but it should – something like Eckky’s Pond II (for you MSU grads who know such landmarks). 

It is located right along Dudy Noble field where I spent so many good times, and they are relived each time I go to the walking trail. Continue reading