August 19, 2014

On this date in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act, which guaranteed an income for the unemployed, disabled, and retirees. I cannot imagine how Mom would have survived without these benefits from a resource perspective.

For the...

August 18, 2014

On this date in 1995, former Yankee baseball great Mickey Mantle died from liver cancer. He was quoted as joking that if he had known he'd live this long, he'd have “taken better care of himself”. I have heard this line from many thru the years. Mantle's father and son...

August 17, 2014

Here's to “Mork from Ork”, Robin Williams' character in his career TV career breakthrough. He and the characters he brought to life will be missed! Fortunately, Mom does not, and has not, experienced clinical depression in her lifetime. Many of the elderly population d...

August 16, 2014

It is a beautiful August day in the Northeast. The August nights are already cooler here as compared to the longest days of summer. A couple of my friends from high school have already given me updates on how they are progressing with this winter's wood supply. Last wi...

August 15, 2014

Shortly before picking up my mother's niece, Edith, and going to lunch, Mom whipped me on the cribbage board. I barely made it beyond the “skunk” line (for those unfamiliar with the game, this line is usually marked on the cribbage board and denotes two things; 1) you...

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