Author Archives: Lorrie DeFrank

About Lorrie DeFrank

Retired and relishing the time to write about anything concerning people 65 and older, which is everything.

Exploring Old Florida ~ Cedar Key and more

A 12th Stone travel post: A wonderful thing about retirement is the freedom to wander at will. Just pick up and go with no plans. Do people actually do that? Back in Pennsylvania when I was still working and our … Continue reading

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Cumberland Island ~ shore to remember

An hour’s drive and 45-minute ferry ride away, it took me 20 years to make it to Cumberland Island National Seashore. Since I started dating a guy who loves to travel four years ago we’ve been from Alaska to Panama … Continue reading

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Skal! To Iceland, and a new decade

A 12th Stone travel post: Hmm, maybe not. Perhaps I’ll write a travel/humor/birthday piece. Whatever, how can a retiree be too busy to blog? My first 12th Stone post featured a photo of a champagne toast to my 65th birthday. … Continue reading

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How did baby boomers survive those violent nursery rhymes?

“The line broke, the monkey got choked …” Whaaat? So we’re exercising to a variation of “The Clapping Song” at Jazzercise this morning when our instructor mused about the violent nursery rhymes that were part of our childhood. Made me … Continue reading

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Life revolves around football season

Overlapping the end of daylight saving time and the beginning of standard time is a phenomenon known as football season. It dictates the timing of practically everything else, especially on weekends. Missing any part of a college or pro game … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Telephone

Seriously, when was the last time you heard that word? Assuming people actually do answer the phone when you call, they are more likely to say something like “Hey, Susan!” or “Whassup, Joe?” They already know who’s calling, thanks to … Continue reading

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It’s sentiment, not clutter

Thankfully I’ll likely be dead when my kids face the chore of cleaning out my house. From AARP to Pinterest, sites with tips on getting rid of possessions in our golden years are plentiful. Although safety and downsizing are excellent … Continue reading

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