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Falling and Fun or Support Your Local Tree Trimmer

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Here are a couple more posts about my husband. He is an amazing man.

I'm sure you know that older people fall more than younger ones and it is not a good thing! And the ways people find to fall? Holy cow! It is astounding what humans will do. Some fall because they are doing something a little daring or are not paying attention to the cracks in the sidewalk. There are rugs and cords and door jams and steps. I bet every reader could add to the list.

I fell walking on the golf course a couple of years ago and my neighbor did the same thing last month. We both fell because we stepped in holes covered by long grass. I only sprained my ankle but my neighbor broke himself in several places. Yesterday my husband began telling me about a man that fell out of a deer blind in a tree. Actually, that accident happens many times each year. I should have changed the subject as soon as I saw where it was going.

See, here is the thing...my husband and I quarrel about him getting up in trees. He i…

10 Christmas gifts for Adults (20-90 years of age)

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You know what, I want all the good stuff too.  At my age I see what young people are buying. If you are young, maybe you have all these beautiful thing...remember, Mom and Dad want these things too.

Ideas for Christmas shopping for older people coming soon!

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Our dear friends are having their 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration today...so we are having a party!  I have put on my new J.Jill top with a skirt from Marshalls. My shoes are 7 years old and I am not sure if my makeup is on straight but I am going to a party.
Which reminds me...are you starting your Christmas shopping yet?  I have a few ideas so I will post them for you tomorrow or the next day.  Buying for old people can sometimes be a problem but if you keep in mind that no matter how old you get, beautiful for women and practical for men will always work.

Have a wonderful day.

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Watching the Old Pueblo (Tucson) Grow-up...Hotel Congress

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Tucson is a very old pueblo here in the southwest. The city itself was found in 1700 by Hugo O'Conor and yet the "Old Pueblo" has managed to stay very young and wild at heart. The best way to describe the development of this city I call home in the winter is scattered and even disorganized. At least that is the way I see it.  People resist development for reasons of their own and it has been very difficult for civic leaders to drag the community into the 21 century. But things are slowly changing.

Many years ago the city leaders managed to get a development plan for the downtown passed by taxpayers and now locals are beginning to see changes in the city center that are remarkable and exciting. Brew pubs and restaurants dot every corner. Lofts, condos and apartments line the streets. Before the downtown was a collection of abandoned buildings and seedy tattoo parlors. The main advantage this city core had was it close proximity to the University of Arizona. The one place w…

Religion My Way: Pascal's Wager

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I suppose that most of you know a lot more about religion than I do. I have lived a long time and was raised to be a good girl using the Christian Ethic so I am not totally clueless.  However, I am finding that I love Pascal's Wager. This little philosophy describes the games so many of us play with our religious beliefs.

Blaise Pascal was a philosopher that lived in the mid 17th century. Here is the game of chance he talked about:
Pascal's Wager is an argument in apologetic philosophy which was devised by the seventeenth-century Frenchphilosophermathematician, and physicistBlaise Pascal (1623–1662). It posits that humans all bet with their lives either that God exists or does not exist. Given the possibility that God actually does exist and assuming the infinite gain or loss associated with belief in God or with unbelief, a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss.

Thanksgiving Colors: Where do you feel at home?

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At one time I owned a blog called Always at Home. At the time my husband and I were searching for our place in a world without a job.  We were retired and, like so many other newly retired people, we felt a need to search the world for something different, more exciting and......? I began writing the blog because, no matter where we went or what we saw, I felt very at home. I could imagine a house or an apartment with us living contentedly. I was Always at Home.
Then someone asked me why my husband and I didn't move to Spain and live. We loved the country, culture and pace of life there. Something inside my heart gave me the answer I had been seeking for several years. See, it didn't really matter where we lived; we would simply set about recreating the life we loved right where we were. I would find the friends and colors I loved...the ones I have here in the USA.  We have settled down...we are no longer retired teenagers. We have matured and mellowed. Here are some images o…

Doing Thanksgiving Our Way...Kendra Thornton and Me

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10 Reasons People Love to Play Bingo

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Many of my friends love to play bingo...in fact one of the biggest game nights here in our RV resort is Bingo night.  The recreation hall fills to overflowing and the space echos with giggles and laughter. I don't know for sure but I am sure some of those people are playing on the computer too.  It can be fun if everyone remembers the risks.  I liked this article from a contributor listing the reasons people play. 

People have always loved to play bingo, and now that the game is online, it’s more popular than ever. So what is it that attracts so many people to play this traditional game of chance?
Playing bingo has always been easy, but now it’s online, it’s easier than ever. All you need to do is choose which game to buy a ticket for. Once the game is in play, the software automatically daubs the matching numbers on your cards as the calls are made, so you don’t even need to concentrate on the number calls.Bingo is a good value game. Many bingo sites run games that only cost a few…