Author Archives: Lorrie DeFrank

About Lorrie DeFrank

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

Flashback: Christmas in the ‘50s

This morning I was on the road by 8, my holiday to-do list heavy on my mind. Last night my boyfriend reminded me that I said the same thing last Christmas, about being overwhelmed by holiday obligations and cutting back … Continue reading

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Lighten up; keep love alive.

“I just realized who you reminded me of the way you dressed for bed last night,” my boyfriend told me as we were leaving the gym this morning. “That woman in the comics.” “Who, Daisy Mae?” I teased. “No. One … Continue reading

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Can we talk? Political divide inhibits conversation

“How would I know the difference?” he deadpanned when I asked if he knows the signs of a stroke in case I start acting weird. Made me laugh. Thank heavens we still share a sense of humor. Not that there … Continue reading

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Old cars, sweet memories

“What’s that?” asked my neighbor as I used a dash-mounted device to back out of a parking space. It’s a backup camera; my car is too old to have a built-in one, I told her, sparking a conversation about cars … Continue reading

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Dance in his honor

After a beloved member of our Carolina Shag club died suddenly last weekend a Facebook post notified members that our Sunday beachside dance would go on as usual. He was a regular there. Posters commented that we should show up … Continue reading

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Just breathe

Checklist after traveling 2,300 miles to touch my own soul: Breathe Blog Meditate The best part of last week (West Coast ~ how’d you guess?) by far was being with family. Close second was following their lead to decompress, returning … Continue reading

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Friends forever. Finally, Boston.

Reading Dan Buettner’s “The Blue Zones of Happiness” on a flight from Massachusetts to Florida this weekend I smiled at this part about how to be happy: Create a circle of at least three friends with whom you can have … Continue reading

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