Category: Retirement

Making the decision, issues, adjustment, finances, having a plan

Holidays Remembered

The most wonderful time of the year! Yes, the reminiscences flow from the corners of our hearts. Our accumulated memories and treasured ornaments followed through many moves and lives. Each year we would gently unwrap each ornament, remembering what it symbolized, who made the family treasures, and the years of traditions, family, and friends. My…

Appreciating the End of the Day

Employment brings a treasured and well-earned end of a long day!  Retirement requires a re-look at all routines and new way to value many aspects of life.  Living at the beach has provided a much-appreciated beauty with changing sunsets, nearly every day and every season.  It is a double entendre for our lives…as our life will be sun-setting…

Exercising When Older

The media frequently reminds those of us who are older to get sufficient physical activity and exercise, at least 30 minutes a day.  This is an easier task when we are in our 60s but progressively becomes more difficult.  It is never simple to maintain a consistent schedule and keep up with both aerobic and strength exercises.  As…

Friendship Bracelet

A lovely complement as we are growing older are the young grandchildren in our lives. This past week I visited with my five-year old grandson. He was amassing friendship bracelets to give to his class on their preschool graduation day. He insisted I take one and wear it. A friendship bracelet is a decorative bracelet,…

The Turmoil of the 60s Revisited

During the late sixties, Boomers were coming of age and emerged as a powerful motivator for reexamining the principles and strength of our Democracy. Disruption in the streets, combined with government corruption, shook the country’s faith in our ability to manage deep disagreements between parties and generations. The 60s opened with the Cuban Missle Crisis…