Category Archives: Karen, Marty, Mark, Joe

100 YEARS OF GRATITUDE

OPEN FORUM – KAREN DARLING – A week ago today, I hosted a birthday party for my aunt.  It wasn’t just any ordinary party, as the birthday person was 100 years old!  The guest of honor is quite an amazing … Continue reading

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GARDENING ON THE CHEAP, PART 2

OPEN FORUM – KAREN DARLING – In my last post, I shared how I had moved to a new area of the Pacific Northwest, and had to learn new things about my favorite pastime as a retiree.  I also had to … Continue reading

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YOUR FIRST RETIREMENT DECISION MAY BE THE TOUGHEST

If you are one of the 10,000 baby-boomers that are reaching retirement age today, odds are that the first decision you need to make, when to retire, will be the toughest. That’s the premise of a well-researched story by Kathleen … Continue reading

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GARDENING ON THE CHEAP

OPEN FORUM – KAREN DARLING –  As I mentioned in a previous blog, I moved to a new city this last year.  My new house has a great yard, but had not been touched by a true gardener for several … Continue reading

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A NEW GARDENER ON THE BLOCK

OPEN FORUM – KAREN DARLING – One of the things I was most looking forward to in my retirement years, was endless hours of gardening.  I have loved growing things forever, and have learned a lot over the years. However, … Continue reading

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GATEKEEPERS SAVE LIVES

OPEN FORUM- KAREN DARLING – I recently read an article about an older gentleman in my community who was “rescued” twice by a fire fighter.   He had responded to a neighbors call, who said there was smoke at her next … Continue reading

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SHOULD STOP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE? NEVER!

OPEN FORUM – MARK DENNETT– I love the story about Marilyn Hagerty the 85-year-old restaurant reviewer of the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald. She wrote a review about the opening of the new Olive Garden and it has gone viral with … Continue reading

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BEST AND WORSE STATES FOR RETIREMENT

OPEN FORUM – MARK DENNETT – There are numerous places you can go online to see how states are “ranked” as a good or bad spot for retirement. In fact, we’ll probably create our own list in the future. But … Continue reading

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