A few days ago, I pulled into a parking space at a metered spot in an outdoor shopping mall in California. As I was trying to pay, a woman walked up to me and said, “Oh, don’t worry about paying. Someone told me they don’t monitor these spaces.” I thanked her and thought that was… Continue reading Strangers becoming Friends
We all need a Shelia!
I had a sweet experience last week visiting my mom’s friend and neighbor, Shelia, who was my mom's walking partner for over 30 years. Mom and Shelia Now, I’ve had some good walking partners but never one with that kind of consistency or longevity. Thirty years of walks five days a week is remarkable —… Continue reading We all need a Shelia!
Gregoria Korologos: 87 years was not enough of you
One of my best friends in the world died Monday morning, and even though she was 87 years old, lived the fullest, most fascinating life of anyone I know, and was completely physically worn out, I still feel like she died too soon. Gregoria Korologos February 25, 1934 - April 5, 2021 Even 41 years… Continue reading Gregoria Korologos: 87 years was not enough of you
Funeral for a Friend
Yesterday, I was telling Doug about how I spent my day -- at a funeral for a friend, Kay Banks Robbins, and then at a luncheon with some of my childhood friends. He said, "That sounds like a blog." Thanks for the idea, Doug. Kay Robbins Banks Kay was one of the funniest people I… Continue reading Funeral for a Friend
10 Lessons about moving
I keep a five-year journal , a charming little gem that allows me to write five-line entries for five years. Every day, it tells me exactly what I was doing the previous year on the same day. My daily entries from last year at this time included : Last visit to our home in Virginia. That… Continue reading 10 Lessons about moving