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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Memories: A Friday the 13th Warning! 
Grandmother used to call Friday 13th, National Pigeon Poop day. She believed in Karma. Whenever someone did her wrong or was rude to her she would put …

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 …