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 […]
My 93 year-old mum’s thoughts on color could be alarming to some. Her passion is color; she swears that it has its own language. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, most days she is often busier than me. However, she’s been feeling a bit down of late. I suspect that last week’s early morning fall at her apartment was the […]
Dear me I need perspective. Case in point. Our advent candle (which has been burning daily) is currently displaying two different dates. Pick the one that works for you. You say magical. I say nightmare. When I read today’s Finish The Sentence Friday prompt of “Dear Me …” I instantly conjured up a “Poor me, today […]
A half hour in our company and my dear friend was severely puzzled. To whom should she make the cheque out? Frankie? Francine? I was shocked. I couldn’t believe she hadn’t heard the hilarious escapade of How Mum Frankie Became Francine. But first a bit of context. Frankie/Francine, my 93 year-old mum, has just completed a series […]
Treat yourself. Click here to enable the “totally outrageous” and upbeat song “Youngblood,” the heart of Jem And The Holograms, to infuse your soul as you read. Ok. Ready? Excellent. Now, have a gander at this Instagram post. The guy photographing the four lovely actors is Ryan Landels, the screenwriter of their newly released Jem And The […]
It took a few days for her to share her biggest worry. “Will you have enough material, Kel?” Mum was referring to my gift for her 93rd birthday; the declaration that I’m going to write a book about our astonishing adventures that occurred over the ten years we worked together in her asian antiques store. I understand her concern. It took me a long […]