The Snowbirds Cometh

            The calendar says it's May, so it must be time for the annual snowbird migration from the now-too-warm south to the more comfortable north.  As I rip up the April page, I automatically shift into transition mode.  If you've been following my essays for a year or more, you already know that for me

By |2021-05-01T13:35:02+00:00May 1st, 2021|Categories: Snowbird, Vacation|2 Comments

The Grandkids Are Coming, The Grandkids Are Coming! (Four Years Later)

    One of the rites of winter in Florida is the annual visit of the grandchildren.  Four years ago I commemorated this event with an essay.  Yesterday marked the end of another week that was long on fun, but short on time.  So please forgive me while I repost.  Four years later, some things

By |2017-06-30T14:38:49+00:00April 16th, 2017|Categories: Grandchildren, House Guests, Vacation|9 Comments

Roughing It?

Is there an official start date for one’s second childhood? I don’t mean the one that accompanies the onset of dotage, but a time of life when you no longer feel silly about releasing your inner pre-adolescent?  I urgently need to know, because it’s already June and I’m thinking about enrolling in summer camp. I

By |2014-06-15T08:57:00+00:00June 15th, 2014|Categories: Aging, Friends, Vacation|3 Comments

The Grandkids Are Coming, The Grandkids Are Coming!

All over south Florida the cry can be heard.  Grandparents everywhere have marked their calendars.  It’s President’s week, and the children have a school holiday.  They will visit, and life as you have come to know it will be suspended for the next five to seven days. Whether this event makes you feel like Paul

By |2013-02-28T09:23:14+00:00February 28th, 2013|Categories: Grandchildren, House Guests, Vacation|Tags: , , |3 Comments
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