Category Archives: humor

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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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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