Front Porch Stories
Deb Richmond, author
I miss sitting on a front porch swing, greeting the farmer as he walks by, handing candy to trick-or-treaters whose eyes I recognize under the masks, waving to blond-haired toddlers hanging out the back of the Amish horse & buggy, and laughing with my neighbor trying to get the dog leash untangled from her legs. I miss knowing the people of my community and being known by them.
This is a place to tell the stories of caregivers, growing older, being grandparents, and memories of days gone by.
When I was a kid…
Stories and nostalgia from days gone by…
Resources and activity ideas for grandparents
Alzheimer’s Information Page
Information on caregiving, dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s
I’m not a kid anymore
Resources for growing old gracefully
About the book The Wandering Place by Deb Richmond:
Middle-aged Kaye Elliott thinks her new husband’s rowdy past might fuel her writing career and free her from the travails of teaching middle school. Instead, the shenanigans and struggles of her aging in-laws, William and Grace, spawn a novel. The octogenarians complain of horses in the hospital and hear gypsies in the attic—signs of dementia that threaten their independence. When the family intervenes, William and Grace run away from home—two gray hairs on the loose with no one at the wheel.
Kaye’s novel takes an unpleasant turn when the confused chatter of scrambled minds reveals a sixty-year-old scandal about William and a mysterious, missing woman. Could the gentle old man that Kaye sees be responsible for a sinister crime?
Making its way to a publisher…
About the Author
Deb Richmond is a middle school teacher who spends weekends grading essays and moaning loudly over run-on sentences. Her free time is spent trying not to grow old through biking, swimming, going to the gym, reading until napping overtakes, wrestling with rowdy grandchildren, and filling young minds with literary characters and plot devices. She has been known to use too many run-on sentences.
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