Is 60 the new 40??

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve been reading MORE magazine for 20 years. Then I looked up it’s launch date and realized it’s only been 12 years since it hit the news stand. Twelve years ago I was 48, but I remember feeling that finally there was a magazine for ME! If you aren’t familiar with this publication, and let me say that if you are a female over 40 you should be, it was ground breaking when it launched. A woman’s magazine geared to those of us 40+?   Really?  Yes!  Really!  I mean, let’s face
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Family/ friends; Friends/family

We drove a couple of hours to spend the weekend with our son, Greg and his wife Marsha. They’re expecting their first baby in September! So this will be a short post today, because I’m still a little pooped. We always have fun together! I can’t tell you how it makes me feel to know that my kids are also my friends. It is the best! I’ve written before about how I’m not one of those that goes gaga over little babies. I used to feel strange about that, but I now know that I’m not the only woman in
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Culture, not yogurt

Culturally I was a very late bloomer. If you’ve read any of this blog you know there wasn’t a lot of culture in my house, to say the least! We didn’t even have yogurt! Culture in its broadest sense is cultivated behavior; that is the totality of a person’s learned, accumulated experience which is socially transmitted, or more briefly, behavior through social learning. I loved reading at school, but we had nothing to read at home. Not even a daily newspaper most of the time. I would occasionally pick up magazines at the market, but I doubt that Teen Magazine
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Blame it on the Food Network!

My Grandmother, my dear Mamaw, was just one deep fryer away from being Paula Deen. Southern accent and all! There’s a saying… Some live to eat, others eat to live. Mamaw was the former. Until the Food Network came along, I was the latter. The new term now is ‘locavore’, meaning buy fresh and local. I guess that’s what I’ve become. I go to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, not to mention Farmer’s Markets when they’re open, more often than the big chain stores. I’ve seen the shows and read about how animals are raised and slaughtered, and yet I
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Psychic Vampires

We’ve all experienced psychic vampires. You know the people who are always negative, always have a ’yes, but’ response to any great idea? If you’ve been watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on TV, which I hope you have, you would recognize Alice the lunch lady as a psychic vampire. Here’s Jamie going into Huntington W.Va to try and save their kids and adults, too. Seems Huntington was deemed the ’unhealthiest city’ in America, due primarily to obesity. So he’s starting with the schools to change their lunch programs. Alice thinks it’s a good idea, BUT it won’t work. The show’s
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Pittsburgh deux

Well, after a year in the Metropolitan NY area, going back to Pittsburgh was like winning the lottery! We were amazed at what we could get for our money! It was fun just looking for a place to live, because there were so many choices! We ended up getting a fairly new 2 br townhouse in Greensburg, about 40 min. east of the city. It was also about an hour from where my in-laws lived. An hour away was perfect! Close enough to share holidays, but too far away for any ‘dropping by’! I was just beginning my ‘June Cleaver’
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Riches to Rags, Rags to Riches…

We went from thinking we could start our married life in a comfortable furnished apt. in Pittsburgh, to the reality of Westchester County, NY. At that time it was the most affluent county in the country… lucky us! As I mentioned in a previous post, we headed for Scarsdale, NY right after our wedding with everything we owned in the back of a VW bug! Dave’s career was just taking off, and so were we. We knew it wasn’t going to be as affordable to live there as it was in Pittsburgh., but we weren’t at all prepared for reality!
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Boys, Boys, Boys!

I just found out that our 3rd grandchild will be…………Drum Roll Please!…. another Boy! This is so fortunate, because I don’t know anything at all about girls! I raised 2 brothers, have 2 sons, and 2 grandsons. my husband has 2 nephews, too! So the odds were definitely for a boy. One of the nephews actually sired a girl, but that had to just be a fluke! She is adorable, and I cannot wait to meet her in person, but… that adorable little girl is going to cost a fortune! Boys are much more economical! Think about the shoes alone!!
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P.S. about our Wedding

I forgot to mention that on the day of our wedding we had to go and meet the minister. He was trying to cram 6 wks. of ‘lessons’ into about an hour. So he asked Dave, ‘Have you been baptised and confirmed?’ Dave said, ‘Yes.’ Then he asked me the same question and I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘So you haven’t been confirmed?’ I said, ‘I’ve never been baptised.’ Long pause… ‘Would you like to be baptised?’ I said, ‘Now?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ At that point I figured, why not! Everything was happening so quickly, what’s the difference! As it
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Rag Top Day!

Edited 3/20/11 Funny to go back and read something you’ve written and find that it is apropos exactly one year later.  Even the part about it being the worst winter ever!  I did change the name of my blog (as you can see) and moved it to Blogger.  Spring has sprung!  I can tell you that in Philadelphia this was the worst winter on record.  So actually having true Spring weather on the first weekend of Spring was HEAVEN!! And now that it’s Spring, I’m thinking my blog name seems outdated and you know I prefer not to be considered
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