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Mar 01, 2015

Retired for 12 years and love it...except for one thing

I retired back in November 2003. I had retired early due to two reasons. I had suffered an injury doing my job in 1997 and never fully recovered. I

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Mar 01, 2015

Senior Dating Ads

Senior Dating Ads You can say what you want about the South, but you've never heard of anyone retiring and moving North. These are actual ads seen in

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Feb 27, 2015

House renovations at 62?

I'm 62, retired, on ssi and an annuity, my 70 yr old husband has had dementia for about 2 years and emphysema for about 7 years, is on ssi, and pension.

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Feb 27, 2015

Still depressed

I made an entry many months ago about retiring in October 2013, age 62, loving it for 7 months, then my sister got very ill and everything ground to a

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Feb 24, 2015

From Fire Inspector to What?

I worked for 25 years as a Fire Inspector for a community of 70,000.00. With significant public responsibility and identity. I was planning on retiring

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Feb 24, 2015

Radical downsizing

I retired last year at the age of 65. We spent the last year doing lots of thinking. After realizing that we couldn't continue the same lifestyle, we

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Feb 22, 2015

Retired, Battling MS

It lay dormant - just waiting - letting me know - now and again - with a slip or fumble - that she was still around. She, why she? It had all the vagaries

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Feb 22, 2015

ESL Volunteering

Many communities have ESL programs within their high schools, and libraries often have 'conversation circles' for new immigrants.These are free of charge,

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Feb 22, 2015


I feel OLD every day when I get out of bed and my feet immediately hurt from my plantar fasciitis and the consequential fibrous 'nodules' on the soles.

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Feb 21, 2015

Iwo Jima and Other Battles

February 19, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of the Pacific island Iwo Jima. It was the most bloody battle of the Pacific theater with

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Feb 21, 2015

Why I Like Retirement

Question: How many days in a week? Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday Question: When is a retiree's bedtime? Answer: Two hours after he falls asleep on

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Feb 21, 2015

A Well-Planned and Executed Retirement Income

A Well-Planned and Executed Retirement Income Outside the Bristol Zoo, in England, there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 coaches, or buses. It was

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Feb 21, 2015

Retirement tests who we really are

Years back my husband's father said to his son Jack, find a hobby or interest --something that really grabs your attention. If you don't find an interest,

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Feb 20, 2015


Winter in Maryland. I call it the “gray time” because that’s what it is much more often than not: GRAY. That desolate time between December 21st and

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Feb 14, 2015


THE WORLD'S BEST COOK My mother was the world's best cook. I'm pretty sure that there are many of us who feel that way, and I pity those who do not,

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