Tag Archives: Retirement

A Home On the Water

The TV program Beachfront Bargain Hunt shows couples examining three properties, then deciding on which one to buy. “So which house did you chose?” finally asks the realtor as they fade into commercial. I am surprised by how much the … Continue reading

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Potpourri–4

Do I have a Philadelphian accent? I have always pronounced caramel as CAR-mul, two syllables, but on TV they pronounce it CARE-a-mel with three syllables.  Philadelphians typically drop syllables when the meaning is clear.  It comes from our frugal Quaker … Continue reading

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College at Seventy

A recent Wall Street Journal article is full of praise for a 70-year-old about to graduate from the University of Virginia. This is a common feel-good theme often played up in the media at this time of the year. I … Continue reading

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Another Sign of Aging

After my mother died, my father continued living at their retirement condo in Florida that provided assisted living and nursing care if needed.  On one of my visits, I suggested the next day we go to Sears in a mall … Continue reading

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