Blessings post widowhood? What? Ok, I won’t deny it. When my husband John died, it was pure hell. You know that awful feeling when you keep hoping you’ll wake up and realize it’s only a nightmare? That was a constant for me back then. This larger than life character, who was such an involved father to our two […]
Pssst. Guess Who I Met This Summer? Before sharing, I should mention that certain family members (cough, ahem, my mum and son) often nag ask me why I keep blogging. Why, when I’m thrashing my way through 10 years of store journals and diaries gathering chapter ideas for the book about the life-changing experiences encountered working alongside mum at […]
93 year-old Mum does Los Angeles. Again. A trip we’ll never forget. Living proof that life in your 90’s can be rich, worthy and joyful. What’s her secret?
Once again, my mum Francine has slapped me sideways with her lessons in how to stay vital at 93. In the spirit of brevity, I’ll bundle them up into two. How To Stay Vital at 93 Lesson # 1 – Remain Social Recently Mum has been finding life in her apartment building to be rather difficult. “So many new […]
How’s that book of mine coming along? Can you say “lessons in frustration?” If you’ve not heard, I’m crafting a book about the Just TypiKel adventures and people encountered over the ten years (1983 -1993) that I worked with my mother in her Vancouver-based Asian antiques and collectibles shop. Think Antiques Road Show meets Auntie Mame meets James […]