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I am a happy wife, mother and grandmother, an animal lover, an obsessed reader, a foodie and a sometime painter. Also the oldest blogger at 83.

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This is tasty, filling and comforting on cold days. Of course we serve it with corn bread. At least four different kinds of beans. You can get packages of beans already containing different kinds espe...
My sister and I received a financial blow. Like many Oklahomans, we rely on oil royalties for some of our income. Sheridan Petroleum, a large company in Houston just took bankruptcy and with it went a...
Sometimes you just can't help feeling thoroughly bored. It is Sunday morning and Ted and I have wreaked havoc on our stomachs with too much acid from garden fresh tomatoes. They are so good, it is alm...
My grand daughter was senior class princess and Ted and I went to the homecoming parade to take pictures. He had the camera charged and ready. The sun was hot and there was no breeze and the parade wa...
Money is slithering through my fingers like there is no tomorrow. Ted got new glasses, two pairs sun glasses and another pair. I have been prepping for winter, I had the holly and the shrubs trimmed a...
My mornings are the busiest time of day for me. Jose needs a walk before it gets hot, Ted requires a full english breakfast and the clean up it entails, there is usually a load of laundry to do and th...
I am feeling guilty this morning because I was supposed to attend a stock market seminar and I am choosing to go to a birthday party instead. Ted's brother is celebrating his 80th today. Someone else ...
I have been dreading getting all my paper work in order for a very long time and finally just sat down and sorted and filed it which is going to make my demise much easier for Ted and Linda. I have go...
I made the horrid mistake of watering my plants this morning with out putting on insect repellant. I always pay dearly for this kind of error. I fantasized about comparing the plants to people. The Vi...
My life has reached a peak of dullness. Ted had his cataract surgery on the 9th. All went well. He was spoiled to death. He had it at Dean McGee which is the best place in the state and got deluxe tre...
It has been over fifty years since I fretted over my fortieth birthday. I was depressed and felt like the Is That All Their Is song...Carly Simon? She nailed it for many of us. I had all that I was su...
This has to the dreariest of days. It has been drizzling since early morning and is enough to convince any sceptic of climate change. I did however, manage to walk Jose before it started. He saw a bea...
Yesterday was an exercise in possibility. My friends and I went to the symphony show house. An old apartment house in the historic district invited a group of designers to transform it. Each apartment...
I adored my mother's sisters and my grandmother. When we got together every other Sunday of my child hood, it was wild hugs and kisses and fun. After a heavy Sunday meal and the dishes were done, they...
We are under heavy tornado alert all day. For us, that means getting important papers and vital information to the cellar under our car port. We have room for about 8 to ten people besides Ted and I a...