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Why Do Our Elders Hold Onto Paper?

By Kristen Reed Edens Last month, I spent a busy weekend helping my mother clean out her garage. Of the ‘treasures’ we sorted through, there were several boxes labeled ‘important papers’. Dipping into these boxes revealed something amazing: nearly 6 decades of bank statements, check registers, cancelled checks, and receipts.

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At Halloween: Who Says the Dead Can’t Speak?

By Iris Ruth Pastor When you have kids, you plan their birthday parties, organize grill-outs with neighbors and throw baby showers. Then comes more time behind you than ahead. After attending a third funeral in less than a month, fresh in my mind was the grief and the logistics of death. Surely there is room for some originality and humor.

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Have We Lost Touch With The Basics Of Happiness?

The packaging and selling of happiness has become over a $10 billion industry however the level of people’s happiness has not really increased at all. Is it possible that we have lost touch with the basics of what truly makes us happy?

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Three Things You Can Do To Help Your Relationship in Retirement

By Joe Casey In their article “The Gray Divorce Revolution”, the researchers note that the rate of divorce among older Americans 65 and over, has more than doubled in recent years – in contrast to the divorce rates in younger groups which decreased or remained flat.

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Think It’s Hard Sending Your Kid Off to College – Think Again

By Iris Ruth Pastor Who doesn’t send off children anywhere without a pit in their stomachs? Whether it’s college, summer camp, or kindergarten? Is it really going to happen? Have we have done all we could to prepare them for leaving the nest? Are they well equipped and knowledgeable...

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Confessions of a 67 Year Old Daughter to Her 88 Year Old Mother

By Iris Ruth Pastor Dear Mom, You’d think by this time in my life, I would stop having secrets from you. Ha. You’d think by this time in my life – having reached the empowered age of 67 – that  I’d stop withholding information from you. Ha Though the...

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