Betty Ago shares thoughts about her experiences, life lessons, family, and what daily life is really like for her and her husband who live in a Brookdale Continuing Care Retirement Community. Betty chose her pseudonym, AGO - it stands for After Getting Old! She is very active in her community, is an avid reader and gained lots of writing experience throughout her life by writing letters to the editor of her local newspaper.
Well readers, today was book club day again and that generates another blog. We read and discussed “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande. I can best describe this book as a history of elder care in the United States. As depressing as the topic and title sou... Read more
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Ladies and gentlemen, let me have your attention. Just step right over here. Are you having difficulty finding balance in your life? Are you trying without success to keep track of all of your chores and social obligations? Or, as t... Read more
My mother’s baby sister died this week and her funeral was today. She could not have chosen a more beautiful day to have her relatives and friends gather under the trees in the memorial park to celebrate her wonderful life. This beautiful woman was 8... Read more
Another Month, Another Book Club Meeting
This morning, I went to the monthly meeting of our CCRC book club. We had about 12 attending – a relatively light crowd. Some residents do not attend when they did not like the book. I didn’t like the book (A shocker- I’ve learned that I don’t have t... Read more
Butterflies and Straws, Continued
Strangely enough, my husband had a life defining experience in elementary school at about the same time I did. Different school, one grade up. The teacher had devised an economics lesson. She created many pieces of paper money that were evenly distr... Read more
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