Jane Curtis, Texas retiree

Jane enjoys writing about her childhood -- but she also contributes words of wisdom on retirement and life itself!

Jane writes: "I loves animals and funny stories. I love to laugh and to pass along stories that make others laugh or at least giggle a little. I used to paint children's portraits, but no longer. I still love anything creative. I watch a lot of old westerns and old movies."

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Retirement Lifestyle: A Day of My Retirement 
A DAY AT THE LAKE I lived with 3 dogs and a cat. When I lived on the lake my day was never typical or routine. One such day went something like this: …

Retirement Hobbies: A Fishing Memory 
MY LAST FISHING TRIP Ray and I had been married for about three years. Every Friday evening when he closed his clinic in North Dallas he would say, …

Christmas, Memories: Coal In My Stocking 
There are a couple of "coal in the stocking stories" my grandmother used to tell me. One: A proud but poor man had 3 daughters that had reached the age …

Lifestyle of the Retired: Who is Watching Your Retirement? 
I know too many details can bore you dear reader, but they are important to this story. I promise these events really did occur. Having to go …

Memories: A Little Koo Koo 
Learning to laugh at yourself is a valuable lesson. It will serve you well through any age. My grandmother's older sister had given her a Cuckoo clock …

A Quiet Evening At Home 
After visiting with friends that lived across the street I decided to go home for a quiet evening alone. My drive way was covered with acorns that had …

Storms That Frighten Children 
A few weeks ago when we had some storms come through here my constant volunteering really caught up with me. There was a family that had moved into town …

Grandmothers Are Special 
I retired from teaching children with special needs but once in a while someone asks for my help. This is about one such case. A little girl had suddenly …

Taking the Tired Out of Retired 
I have retired twice. I retired from teaching many years ago. Went back to school and became an auditor and designed conveyor systems for a national chain. …

No Birthday Cake? 
My new grandmother had just explained to me about Christmas. We were coming home from my aunt's house after celebrating Thanksgiving. My sister and …

Memories: Idabell's Wedding Day 
It was Idabell’s wedding day. Last minute preparations were being made. Her adopted mom could not have done more for her. Idabell’s aunt, her mom’s sister, …

What is in a Name? 
My quiet night at home ended with an invitation to play bingo. I met 9 women named Jane. After the introductions, we all sat at the same table. We chatted …

Retirement and the Remote Control 
The TV remote control is a necessary evil nowadays. When I was working; I watched the news in the morning and at night then finished the evening with …