For Everything There Is a Season: Views from Middle Age Plus

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781881554240
  • Publisher: Skyward Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 8.08 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication vii
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction xvii
Prologue xix
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-9 xxi
1. A Time to Be Born
I'm Glad I Was Born 24
Rockabye Baby 27
Puberty of Senility 30
A Fowl Month at Bronze Pond 33
Double Dip People 36
The Longest Word in the English Language 39
Birds and Bees Are Getting Busy 42
New Eyes and Old Glasses 45
Giving Birth in Your Seventies 48
2. A Time to Laugh
Training Senior Humans 52
Personal Lost and Found Pile 55
An Ounce of Preparedness Is Worth a Pound of Potatoes 58
Unclutter Your Life 61
My Chinny Chin Chin 65
Don't Worry, Be Happy 68
A Horror Story 71
Watch Your Front Door 74
I Still Have My Wits 77
How To Be a Bore 80
Frigid in August 83
Arm Chair Gymnastic 87
3. A Time to Keep
No Time for Time Saving 92
Dot Com 95
Instructions Included 98
A Moving Experience 101
Spring Cleaning 104
Our New Carpet 107
Tourist Cabins with Outhouses 110
I Really Miss Barns 112
Food Wraps 114
Pass the Salt 116
Hats Off 119
Water, Water Everywhere 122
Monday Wash Day 125
Dishwasher at the Ends of My Arms 127
4. A Time to Speak
Great Caesar's Ghost 132
Teaching in Ninety Second Segments 135
What's Carbon Paper? 138
Neck Surgery 141
The Mailbox Mystique 144
Wait a Minute 147
Needless Worries 150
Bumper Stickers 154
Numbers Add Up 157
You Know 159
What's That You Say? 162
5. A Time to Love
It Seems To Me I've Heard That Song Before 166
A Part of History 168
A Vision in Flannel 171
Some Things Improve with Age 174
Diversity Gives Strength 177
Thanks to My Siblings 180
My History Teacher 183
A Geriatric Vacation 186
Houses and Neighborhoods Change 189
Goodbyes Are Hard 192
Decorated for Christmas 195
6. A Time for War
Christmas 1944 200
Hugs Can't Be Sent on the Telephone 203
Rationed Shoes 206
It's Hard To Rejoice 208
I'd Rather Drive 211
The Boogie Man Will Get You 215
The Clumsiest Child in the Class 219
Fear of Heights 222
Lights Out! 224
Danger in the Water 227
7. A Time for Peace
A Host of Golden Daffodils 232
Looking at Things in a Different Light 235
Sunlight Reflected in the Flowers 238
There's Gold in Them Thar Fields 241
The Quieter Joys of Winter 244
Songs Through the Years 247
Millions of Riches 250
The Gift of Friendship 253
Dry Socks, Clean Sheets and the Feel of a Warm Hand 256
Pieces of the Puzzle 259
8. A Time to Dance
Modern Families Make Thanksgiving Difficult 264
Oops! 267
All I Want for Christmas Is To Be Impartial 269
Christmas Music 272
Santa Claus Comes Tonight 275
It's Snow Fun 277
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 280
Be My Valentine 283
March Winds Bring 285
White House Egg Rolling--1930s 288
May Day Fun 290
In the Good Old Summertime 292
9. A Time to Heal
Two Experiences 296
Senior Citizen Owies 299
It's the Little Things That Get to You 302
My Mother Told Me There'd Be Days Like This 305
Take Two Aspirin and Drink Lots of Fluids 308
Picket Fences or Trailer Hitches 311
Table for One 314
A Midwinter Evening Crisis 317
Now I Understand 320
10. A Time to Die
Is There Life after Memories? 324
Glenn Thornton - 1911-1998 327
Crosses on the Highway of Life 330
In My Merry Oldsmobile 333
Bittersweet Thanksgiving 337
Decoration Day 339
A Final Tribute to My Brother Ralph 341
Memories of a Special Lady 344
Goodbye, Mama 347
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