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 Retirement Memories

Written by Seniors

These are stories, retirement memories, written by retirees, of "life back then"... I love them! 

We all love to day dream and think of times gone by...

These pages just might help YOU write your own story, here is help on memoir writing and keeping your memories alive.

Retirees submit their memories on the bottom of this page. I hope you have one to share with other readers!

 Enjoy! Wendy


MEMORIES Written by Retirees

Retirement Poems

Retirement Hobbies

Age 80... By Peter Weatherby, Colorado

Memories of the Good Old Days By Sandra Lee Smith, CA

Apron Memories... Sandy loves them still! Read about her aprons here.

McDonald's for Retirees - Friday Freebies! By Wendy, retirement-online.com

Do you have special memories of sitting on a front porch swing? Check out memories of front porches and verandas. By Sandra Lee Smith, California

For the younger generation who might not recognize the expression, “cooking from scratch” By Sandra Lee Smith, CA

Helen's Cookbook (a lost cookbook from years past...) By Sandra Lee Smith, CA

I have a love affair with old cookbooks... By Gaynelle Callaway, TX

The passing of President Gerald Ford in late December brought back a very vivid memory of the man himself. by Marge Sallee, Kansas

When I was growing up, my mother had an old treadle sewing machine... By Faith McClenny, Washington

This is a funny story on cell phones for seniors.

I'd love to hear from you -- send me your story!  

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Do you have an interesting story that you'd like to share? I hope so!

If not, read a few and I'm sure some of your memories will pop back and you'll catch them here in a jiffy!

Memories and Stories from Visitors

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Nostalgia Run Rampant: Biscuits 
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, or cannot. Before my Mom …

China trip on a Groupon 
Ok. so if you knew me you would think the China trip on a groupon would be funny enough. It was out of character for me but, I was going with a group of …

Memories 
Is life in fact just a conglomeration of memories? I guess that one might consider that as a possibility. Reflection enters the room as we age and …

Just a Funny Story For A Grin and Chuckle 
I am newly retired from a 38 year RN career I have been trying to remember some of the funny stories that made me laugh hard over the years. This one …

A Hurt 10 Year Old Boy Captured Within 
A true story that very few just might not understand and may be disturbing to many retirees. But! There is an important lesson that all should learn out …

The Hot Days of Summer 
The temperature that July day soared to 95. My brother and I, joined by the little boys next door, sat on our front steps, awaiting the arrival of the …

NOSTALGIA RUN RAMPANT 
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, …

Memories: Panic in the House 
Suddenly there was a fire blasting upward in front of us. Initially, I felt scared and confused and then I heard the “ohs” and “ahs” of the appreciative …

The River Was Our Playground  
Just retired, and need a hobby. I am eight years old and my brother is eleven. The house was little but what a great place to play. The yard …

JFKennedy Assasinated 50 years ago! 
Do YOU remember where you where when you heard the news? Add your personal memories of this historic day below! Thanks! Wendy

If I should grow frail (poem from my beautiful cat who died 8/3/13) 
If it should be that I grow frail and weak And pain does keep me from sleep, then you will do what must be done, for this- the last battle-can't be …

Pro football.. 
Since the new season will be starting soon, here's a true story that goes back to the "Old National Football League." In those days the goal posts were …

KAR BHALA, TOH HO BHALA ...(When You Do Good, God Does You Good) 
A True Story .... Dear friends, Two of my senior students sent me a video of a speech given by a teenage girl, who had been struck by blood cancer at …

THE BENEFITS OF UNIFORM 
CLOTHES MAKETH THE WOMAN If you’ve ever worn a uniform, proud as you were at first, you were always happy to get home, take it off and climb into your …

A 'Worthless' Retirement Gift .... 
Two things bonded us together. He played an excellent game of cricket and I was a keen great lover (not player) of cricket. Our residences were in …

Around the Corner...
by by Charles Hanson Towne
 
Around the corner I have a friend, In this great city that has no end, Yet the days go by and weeks rush on, And before I know it, a year is gone. …

About The Past.......and Now 
...was born back in "47", did not know it then, but about the beginning of the "boomers." There have been a lot of words and phrases that have flowed …

Christmas Memories 
.....don't know exactly, guess it was about, what, sixty years ago? I was a fan of any and every cowboy of the day, from The Cisco Kid, to Gene Autry. …

Memories: Old Cookbooks 
I have a love affair with old cookbooks. I can find myself lost in the recipes. I read the old ads, remembering what it is like to buy everything at one …

Memories: Helen's Cookbook 
Some years ago, a reporter for the L.A. Times called me to ask a few questions about my cookbook collection. (They were actually doing a feature on …

Memories of Granny's Cooking 
Not Quite Like Granny Used To Make... The little town I grew up in had its share of diners and restaurants, but, unlike today, I cannot recall any …

Memories of Grandpa and Maude 
Have you ever had something that you have wanted to do for years and then suddenly on the spur of the moment you do it??? Well this happened to me yesterday, …

Memories of My Good Old Days 
I was born in 1940 and grew up in the 40s and 50s; despite the frugalities of WWII and a country recovering from a Depression and the War, we grew up without …

Memories of Front Porches & Verandas 
Do you have special memories of sitting on a front porch swing, or playing Monopoly on a rainy summer day under the shelter of your best friend’s front …

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Memories: Cooking from Scratch 
For the younger generation who might not recognize the expression, “cooking from scratch” meant putting together meals without resorting to boxed mixes, …

Memories of Downtown 
What IS "downtown"? Words allow us to communicate and having a storehouse of words allows us to communicate more effectively. For this reason alone, …

Truck Driving Memories from Red Wing 
My first years in a truck were in a six wheeler, trucking livestock. I ran up and down the interstate some of the time. From small farms up in the hills, …

Memories: Our Home Oasis  
The thing about being the oldest child and a girl in a family of seven children is that I remember from the time I was 9 yrs. old - almost everything …

Loving to Write...Trucker Memories 
Trucker Group.. see bottom of page! When I was about twelve, I had a girlfriend who lived on Route #11, downstate in NY state. It was a main route …

Two Squirrel Tales - Twenty Years Apart 
Twice in my 70 plus years I’ve experienced something special while watching squirrels. The first took place when I was all of 5-years-old, while the …

AGE 65 and BIRTHDAYS GONE BY 
TOMORROW IS THE BIG ONE! 65TH BIRTHDAY! WOW WHAT A MILE STONE! WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE MARRIED AND STARTING FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN, WHAT A WONDERFUL TIME …

Remembering Mom! 
Here it is Sunday evening August 19, 2012 and I am trying to decide what to write about in my blog. It has been a while since I posted anything and …

Simpler Times 
The following appeared in my email this morning from a friend in Canada. While I was not able to capture the pictures that accompanied each little verse, …

Remember records and record players? 
Anyone remember this funny little thingee? RCA introduced this snap-in plastic insert to make the smaller 45 rpm records (with larger middle holes) …

Retirement Delight -
Courtesy of a Cookie Raider
 
‘There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.’ – Graham Greene Collectively speaking, as reluctant seniors …

Memories of Old London 
When I was a child, London was a very different place to what it is now, it was just after the war so us kids were more like street urchins and left to …

The Rain  
This rather tall lady, possibly in her early twenties, boarded the plane, sat next to me; simply dressed, in shorts, blouse, and thongs. In the darkness, …

Seizures, Seizures And More Seizures.  
My early childhood (birth through 10 years old) was fine. I was a happy kid and developing quite well. However, things changed at 11 years old. When …

My Hometown 
I retired from teaching in California few years ago and enjoyed a retired life without deadlines and classrooms to manage. My time was spent more on reading, …

My Brother, Cyril 
(1951-1981) In the early part of an evening of our lives, my brother and I felt like we were trapped in a net made of glue; New Orleans humidity was …

What I Really Know About Summer Nights 
Having been born and bred in New Orleans,La., I know much about summer nights. First of all, summer nights were like summer days, ninety-five degrees …

Discovering First Love – The Agony and the Ecstasy  
There exists within me a certain feel-good factor when I read of people’s wonderful memories on this website, recollections that are sublimely punctuated …

Thanksgiving Memories 
Let's share some Thanksgiving memories here! Just hit COMMENT below and add your two cents! Do you have a great memory about cooking Thanksgiving …

Memories: Double Summertime 
During the war, so that farmers could make full use of the daylight hours, the clocks were put forward two hours in the summer months. It was …

Times they are a changin! 
Recently my sister and I took a trip by Go Bus over to Toronto, Ontario. I am 71 & my sister is 74. Everywhere we looked, people had cell phones attached …

Seniors and "The Green Thing"
You'll remember this!
 
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good …

The Job Jumping Trucker 
I suffered from what I called "The Grass is Greener Syndrome". Back twenty years ago trucking jobs were more than plentiful. If for some nit-picky …

Memories: The Death of a Son 
The Script It wasn’t yet nine o’clock on that Sunday morning that Kerry died. People would wonder why anyone would be calling at such and odd hour. …

Retiree Memories: Blue Hawaii '50s Style 
Our friend Anne said, “You’ll cry when you leave Hawaii. I’ve been there three times and I cried each time I left.” Anne and I share a common bond of …

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Memories: The Chocolate Cherry 
My father was a cab driver for 60 years in New York City, (Manhattan). He was a very hard worker but never was paid very much money. You must remember, …

Memories: Chicago Train Ride 
I am going to share about my train ride when I was a little girl going to Chicago on a train. This was a luxury to go into Chicago in the first place. …

Grandfathers Love 
When I think of the moments we shared, I feel warmth and happiness. I sometimes go back to feeling sad, depending on what moment in particular I had been …

Retiree Asks: Do You Remember? 
 Remember - hopscotch, tag, baseball (never had any girls to play so we played with the boys in the alley), roller skates with keys, scooters, marbles, …

Grandfather, the rural letter carrier 
Growing up in the 50s and 60s, down South. I lived on a farm out in the country and was brought up by my Grandparents. My Grandfather was a rural letter …

A VINTAGE FRIENDSHIP FROM 1950s .... 
The incident that I narrate here happened in the early 1950s. I was about 10 years of age at the time. I lived in Daraganj, a densely populated locality …

Memories: A quiet evening 
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 …

Memories of the 50s 
Sandra Lee Smith Triggered My Memories I was reading Sandra Lee Smith's Memories of the Good Old Days, and the good old memories in my head were set …

Growing up isolated in Alberta Canada 
I grew up in a very isolated environment and have written an autobiography about it. I am looking for an agent or publisher to whom I can submit. I …

I Remember... 
I am not a retiree but I am 50 and I always wanted to write about growing up in my town in the 60's and 70s. I am on face book and I met up with friends …

Life Story on my Parents 
I am in the process of writing my life story on the computer under the guise of writing about my father-mother-stepmother and their relationships. …

Retired and Writing "MEMORIES" at Age 81 
The story I am writing about my life is in progress. I am calling it "Memories" and hopefully my children and their children will enjoy reading it someday. …

My Memory 
I remember when... Well..I forgot it now..

It's A Small World  
“ IT’S A SMALL WORLD “ To bring you up to date, I was born in St Petersburg Florida at Bay-front Medical Center (FNA) Mound Park Hospital on August …

My Memory: Took A Small Nibble Out Of The Big Apple 
'O7 I took a small nibble out the Big Apple, And immediately, we fall into the tourist trap and don’t regret a minute of it. Absolutely no way one …

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