Chair Volleyball

Chair Volleyball

  The 80-somethings at “the home” have a new sport: chair volleyball.   About a dozen of them sit on each side of a net, all in chairs. They use a nice, soft beach ball. It doesn’t matter how many times your “side” needs to hit it, to get it over the net. It’s usually...
Mom’s Quick Comeback

Mom’s Quick Comeback

A huge thank you to friends old and new who came to my first book signing this past weekend at Parables in Omaha. As a result of the increased revenues from Saturday, the bookstore owners are retiring in style, buying a yacht, etc. — JUST KIDDING! — but...
Laughing and Pointing

Laughing and Pointing

I babysat my granddaughter, The Precious, today. She is nearly 1. We had a wonderful time. She is doing so many fun, new things: pointing, saying “uh oh!” and kissing her stuffed animals and rocking them in her arms. Today, I sat at the kitchen table...
The Elderberries: The Brace From Space

The Elderberries: The Brace From Space

By Sheila Edee   Hello? Hello? Earth calling Besties . . . contact! . . . 10-4. . . .   If I only had one of my grandson’s LED space helmets, I could win any costume contest imaginable.   Of course, this black magic “appliance” – a back brace — is doing its job,...
The Elderberries: Holding Her Hand

The Elderberries: Holding Her Hand

A few years ago, I met an adorable elderly gentleman in the mammogram waiting room. I had kidded him by asking if he was sitting there because it was a good place to pick up “girls.” He smiled; no, he was there with his wife, Edie. She came back from her procedure. He...
The Best Birthday Gift Ever

The Best Birthday Gift Ever

This is my pal Patti. This is her Patti Gnome. It is a kooky-looking mini-me. She received it today as a birthday gift from her lifelong friend David. She thinks it is sassy. Though she has never worn, and will never wear, a bustier, she thinks it looks good on Patti...