Author Archives: Lorrie DeFrank

About Lorrie DeFrank

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

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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Heirlooms? No, thank you.

Consumable. Remember, consumable. So went my self-talk this afternoon as I shopped for a gift for a friend. At our age, we don’t need anything else sitting around. The best gifts are those you can eat, drink, spray, lather, dab, … Continue reading

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Hurricane binging, girdles and pantyhose

This one’s been making the rounds the past few days. You’ve probably seen it: Here in Florida, we identify. My boyfriend referred to my house as the “world’s best bed and breakfast” while we rode out Hurricane Irma there. He … Continue reading

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After Irma, deep gratitude

A little levity two days after Hurricane Irma, courtesy of a neighbor who still has not removed this window board: Paranoid that the historic flooding in my beloved Jacksonville, home for 21 years, will somehow cause a massive sewer failure, … Continue reading

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