Time for a pop quiz on oldies music. I can’t help it. I’m a teacher. Everything comes in the form of a quiz. There are three ways to take this quiz. 1) Answer the questions and then research the answers for yourself. That’s the hard way. 2) Reply to this
Time for a pop quiz! Maybe I’ve spent too many years as a teacher, but I can’t help turning facts into an exam. Maybe it’s because creating tests and quizzes helps me remember a few things I used to know. Either way, take a quiz. It’s exercise for your mind.
House on the Highway was published in the 2017 summer issue of Common Ground Magazine. When I was four years old, I lived with my mom, dad, and brother in an old rented farmhouse. A Big Dream I have small fragments of memory from my first home,
I’m making a joyful noise – Why is no one glad? Christmas may be over at your house, but it’s still playing in the background at mine. The Christmas music comes out on November 1 and may not go back into hibernation until the end of January. There are simply
“Despite all that has been lost to the savageness of time, there are plenty of reasons to be grateful for the day at hand.” Sometimes, I get homesick for the good old days. You remember those. Back when we rode around the countryside on the back of an open-bed pick-up
Watching TV Shows – not in my house Thanks to modern technology, I can now watch all the old TV shows from the 60s and 70s I missed as a child. When I was in kindergarten, all my friends at school were watching TV. There was no television in our
In the fall of 1969, eight-year-old Dawn Howard stared at the display of dolls in a Montoursville department store. She and her siblings were not encouraged to ask for things as children. But the black button eyes, red triangle nose, and thin black smile wouldn’t let go. Dawn asked
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As a child, I sat on our front porch where passing neighbors stopped to chat for a while. I listened to the adults tell stories about news events, the good old days, and unusual relatives. I wish I had written down all those stories.
Unfortunately, we don’t sit on the front porch and share conversations anymore. But I hope to tell some of those stories, anyway. Therefore, this newsletter will be my front porch!
Typically, newsletters will go out about every two weeks…unless life interrupts – and life always interrupts. Topics include stories about the days gone by, the challenges of growing older and being a caregiver, and the delights of being a grandparent.
Thanks for being here. I’d love to hear from you with suggestions (Be nice!), your own stories, or ideas to make this site more helpful to those of us who have moved into the next season of life. You may add your responses and thoughts to the comments sections or send an email.
Finally, be patient with me. As you know, building a webpage and designing newsletters is a learning process. As a result, these offerings are far from finished or looking as I first imagined. But they are getting closer to what I want them to be. I hope you find something useful, entertaining, or helpful in these letters.
Deb Richmond, Author