Tag Archives: retirement

Following in Mom’s Footsteps

After mom and dad retired, they did a lot of traveling, visiting and other activities.  They went south for the winter and north for the summer.  One thing they almost always did was to stop in Atlantic City while driving … Continue reading

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Dad’s Retirement Memories Preserved Digitally and in Another Memory Book

I recently was looking through the pictures and letters in my father’s retirement notebook.  Originally he had made a scrapbook using one of those books with the so-called “Magnetic Pages”.  Of course, these pages have a sticky surface that eventually … Continue reading

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Retirement Plans and Reality Revisions

For ten years or more before I retired, I was mentally making plans for the days when I finally would have time for myself and my family.  I spent a lot of time on my job, on commuting to and … Continue reading

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Grandpa My Mom’s Gonna Kill Me! Grandfather and Grandson Relationship

My father had seven grandchildren.  But, he had only one grandson.  Dad always wished my brother would do the boy and his father things with him.  Dad liked to fish, bowl, watch baseball games, and go hunting.  My brother didn’t … Continue reading

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Clutter Control and Visits with Dad

Last week when I scheduled the rug cleaner to come, I didn’t realize how much preparation this task would require from me.  I spent all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning just picking up small furniture and cleaning clutter off tables.  I wanted the … Continue reading

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Am I My Mother?

When I was young I thought my mother had a boring life.  She was a stay at home mother while we children were young.  Then when I was in junior high school, mom became a secretary.  She had various secretarial … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Come Here to Dust!

A few years ago, a work colleague told me about helping her mother move into an independent living facility.  One day my friend mentioned to her mother that she should have fewer knickknacks as they just gather dust.  Her mother … Continue reading

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