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Reflecting Out Loud: Letter to White Baby Boomers

Reading Jim Grimsley’s book earlier this year about growing up in North Carolina surrounded by racism in the 1960s has prompted me to reflect...

Just A Thought. Comparing my grandmother’s last days and my mother’s

The Better Death I was recently honored to be asked to address the graduates of the Certificate program at the UGA Institute of Gerontology, part...

Honor Reconstruction Legislators

The black and white photo above is of my mother and me in the late 1940s in Hanover Square, a Colonial-era park in the...

Just a thought. Of caregiving, book clubs, and mortality

Talk about coincidence. When I planned this issue earlier in the summer, I didn’t know about the book my own book club was going...

Just A Thought. Comparing my grandmother’s last days and my mother’s

The Better Death I was recently honored to be asked to address the graduates of the Certificate program at the UGA Institute of Gerontology, part...

What My Mother Kept. Looking at old photographs and pondering the moment they were taken.

Treasures are found while recently perusing the boxes of unorganized pictures and ephemera left by a mother decades ago. In the disarray, along with elementary school report cards and handwritten Mother’s Day cards, a yellowed newspaper article cut out on the day after Franklin Roosevelt died is worth reading again during today's divisive times.

Honor Reconstruction Legislators

The black and white photo above is of my mother and me in the late 1940s in Hanover Square, a Colonial-era park in the...

Reflecting Out Loud: Letter to White Baby Boomers

Reading Jim Grimsley’s book earlier this year about growing up in North Carolina surrounded by racism in the 1960s has prompted me to reflect...

Moving Their “Retirement” Home – All 300,000 Pounds.

  While many boomers are downsizing their living space or are planning to do so, Tom and Beth Allen have enlarged theirs. In fact, they...

Home Ec Revisited: More Than Cooking and Sewing

  Boomer boys took shop and auto mechanics in junior and senior high. We young ladies studied Home Economics. We were introduced to kitchens and...

Uber and Lyft

The money can be very good; the hassles mostly minor, and the hours totally flexible, say some of the boomers driving locally for the...

Genealogical Surprises! Love Letters Reveal a Mother I Never Knew

I retired from the UGA departments of romance languages and women's studies in 2011 after a lifetime of studying and teaching. And for all...

The Acquisitive Generation Begins to Downsize

Teresa Howard, 59, and her husband, Dallas, 63, are anxious to sell their 4,200 sq.f. house in Lawrenceville to move closer to their daughter...