Volunteering at covid clinic offers hope for future
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““They laughed, they bought books and they didn’t fall asleep.”
— Sandy Donahue,
Event Planner, AARP
Every week, the Jefferson County WV Health Department vaccinates hundreds and hundreds of people to protect them from succumbing to the...
- Dec 10, 2020
My Friend Lael
My recent donation to Jefferson County Relay for Life honors my friend Lael who died too soon from cancer. I first met Lael when I...
- Sep 22, 2020
Covid Days: See Ron work. Watch Lyn Putter
Ron just completed his most recent yard improvement. Using a front end loader and his trusty shovel, he spent hours uprooting the trunk...
- Jul 30, 2020
Surviving the COVID-19 Test
Taking a free, drive through COVID-19 test exposed my weaknesses as an old person. The free testing began at 7:00 am. After reading all...
- Jul 22, 2020
Puttering Through Covid
After months of staying at home because of Covid-19, I realize I have accomplished nothing of significance.
- Mar 28, 2020
Grandmother's First Babysitting Adventure
My first all day grandmother babysitting gig was Presidents Day. The daycare was closed but my daughter and her husband still had to...
- Jan 4, 2020
Grandmother Forgets Lullaby Lyrics
Over the past several years I have been regaled with pictures of OTHER people’s grandchildren. One theme is clear: they always seem...
- Nov 23, 2019
New Grandmother....Outdated Crib
I recently became a first time grandmother so I hauled out the portacrib I have been saving for 34 years. I was quickly informed by my...
- Oct 27, 2019
Baking while awaiting my grandchild
I am baking lots of cookies as I anxiously await the arrival of my first grandchild. So far I have made peanut butter cookies (the ones...
- Oct 23, 2019
Doula Ron - 1987
My daughter Molly is expecting our first grandchild. A much younger friend asked if I planned to be a doula during the delivery. Doula is...
- Oct 16, 2019
Not Another Picture of Your Grandchild!
When friends ask if I want to see pictures of their grandchild and pull out their iPhone, I politely tell those 3 photos is my limit. I...
- Aug 19, 2019
I'm Old But I'm Slow
I discovered jogging quite late in life. I was in my 40’s when I entered the 17th Annual Berryville, Virginia Turkey Trot in 1997. Many...
- Jun 12, 2019
Gender Reveal: 1986 and 2019
I became pregnant with our second child in 1986. We chose not to know the sex of our first baby (Nick was born in 1985) but wanted to...
- Feb 26, 2019
Kitchen Re-Do: Before and After
The kitchen is done. The layout is the same and we did not need new appliances. These are the changes that make a huge difference:...
- Feb 12, 2019
Facing Death and Dismemberment in Richmond
My husband and I visited Richmond for the weekend as a Valentine’s Day getaway. One of our adventures proved heart-stopping. We...
- Feb 5, 2019
Kitchen Re-Do: Construction Done. Now Comes the Hard Part
Our kitchen has been re-floored, re-tiled, re-countered, re-plumbed, re-wired, re-painted and re-built. Now comes the hard part. I have...
- Jan 30, 2019
Kitchen Re-Do: Who needs a laser when I have a yardstick?
My husband assigned me the task of measuring a piece of wall covering for inside a kitchen closet. He gave me the dimensions and provided...
- Jan 24, 2019
Kitchen Re-Do: The new tile is on the floor and my husband is in the sink
The biggest upgrade in our kitchen re-do is replacing the floor. Our current floor covering (the brick pattern) dates back to 1983 and...
- Jan 19, 2019
Kitchen Re-Do: Ron ages 20 years in one day
Ron has been working side by side with the two wonderful young men from Clean Cut Construction to remove cabinetry, install wainscoting...
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