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July 4th of each year is Independence Day.  We all learned why we celebrate the occasion and it’s great fun with a parade, cook-outs and (hopefully) nice weather.  But, as a Senior, I think we need to celebrate another independence day: the freedom from the old-time thought that older men should...
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of meeting Gail Kittleson. She is an accomplished author; most of her books are historical fiction. She has, however, teamed with an author friend, Cleo Lampos, and together they have created a most interesting book that will appeal to both lovers of history and...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’ll be right back with your beef dinner special. Could I have extra mashed potatoes? I’m sorry, but the potatoes are as mashed as they get. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me....
Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire an in-home helper for my 82-year-old mother to assist with household chores like housekeeping, grocery shopping and driving her to the doctor, etc. But mom doesn’t require any personal/physical caregiving, nor does she require any home medical care. Any tips...
The 2022 Worth County Fair has come and gone and there was a lot to enjoy. There were five nights of grandstand entertainment, whether it be the animal-wrangling skills at the rodeo, or the junior attempts with mutton busting. The vehicular action was on display for three nights with the tractor...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m making a documentary about my neighbor’s powered paraglider. How is that going? Good. I’ve already filmed the pilot. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me. I struck out into the...
Dear Savvy Senior, Is skin cancer hereditary? My 63-year-old brother died of melanoma last year, and I’m wondering if I’m at higher risk. Younger Sister Dear Younger, While long-term sun exposure and sunburns are the biggest risk factors for melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – having...
I KNOW Iowa is much more than agriculture but that’s what put us on the map in the first place.  And, when we think of Iowa Ag, we think of corn!  I found an interesting cookbook that actually captures Iowa between the covers….”Corn-Of-Plenty Cookbook.” This little book was published by Pioneer Hi-...
Summer is a perfect time to entertain. Whether you host in the backyard, on the patio or inside the dining room friends and family need to be fed and you want to have fun doing it.  The Pillsbury Company has introduced many good, down-to-earth cookbooks with recipes people really do use. One of...
Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m headed to the courthouse to have my name officially changed to “Authorized Personnel.” Why would you do that? Because it will open a lot of doors for me. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive,...

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