Author Archives: katelin

 Those Who May Need Us …

I just have to write about an experience I had today. I have an elderly neighbor who lives alone. I stopped over to visit with her earlier, as I saw her sitting alone on her front porch. During our visit, she suddenly broke down and cried and cried. When she was finally able to speak, […]

 ~What is Your Christmas Memory?

What is your Christmas memory? ……. During this very special holiday season, with the sights and sounds and smells of Christmas in the air, I paused to reflect on Christmas’ past. There are a few when I was very young, that stand out in my memory and I’ll treasure those forever. I thought this would […]

 Christmas Cake Recipe

~Christmas Cake Recipe~ -Ingredients- 1 cup of water 1 tsp. baking soda 1 cup of sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 cup of brown sugar lemon juice 4 large eggs nuts 2 cups of dried fruit 1 bottle of Whiskey -Instructions- Sample the whiskey. Take a large bowl, check the whisky again. To be sure it […]


You Know You’re Getting Old When….. People are constantly putting a mirror under your nose while you nap, to see if you’re still breathing. You had to get rid of your dog because he kept trying to drag you to the yard to bury you. Your ears are hairier than your head. You get to […]


OLDSTER’S LAMENT Now that I’m ‘older’ (but refuse to grow up), here’s what I’ve discovered: 1 I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 2 My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran. 3 I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart. 4 Funny, I […]


How Fights Start……. One year, a husband decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift.. The next year, he didn’t buy her a gift. When she asked him why, he replied, “Well, you still haven’t used the gift I bought you last year!” And that’s how the fight started….. ================ I […]


Memory was something that you lost with age. An application was for employment. A program was a TV show. A cursor used profanity. A keyboard was a piano. A web was a spider’s home. A virus was the flu. A CD was a bank account. A hard drive was a long trip on the road. […]


I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE TIME WHEN Decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-mo.” Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming “do over!” “Race issues” meant arguing about who ran the fastest. Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in “Monopoly.” Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening. It wasn’t odd […]


WHEN I’M AN OLD LADY By Joanne Bailey Baxter, Lorain, OH When I’m an old lady, I’ll live with my kids, and make their life happy and filled with such fun. I want to pay back all the joy they’ve provided, returning each deed. Oh, they’ll be so excited. When I’m an old lady and […]