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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 


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.

memories of yesteryear and days pastWhen I was a kid…

Stories and nostalgia from days gone by…

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Information and resources for caregivers

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caregivers at nursing home

Alzheimer’s Information Page

Information on dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s

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staying healthy while growing oldI’m not a kid anymore

Resources for growing old gracefully

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Deb Richmond, Memory Collector, Author


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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