Family

Sibling Recon-Silly-ation

Sibling Recon-Silly-ation

By The Elderberries

By Sheila Edee* The young man had upper GI surgery. The re-section correction went well (hope you are not eating a brownie), but the nasty nose tube that drains from the site revealed a tear in his stomach. Therefore, he…

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What Color Is Your Love Life?

What Color Is Your Love Life?

By The Elderberries

Some friends went to a multi-generational party with several other families. Many of them have parents who’ve been friends for 70+ years, and adult kids who grew up together and stayed friends. There were all ages there: white-haired widows, bald-as-a-cue-ball…

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Making Waves With a Younger Sister

Making Waves With a Younger Sister

By The Elderberries

He’s now in his 70s. She’s about 10 years younger. Their dad was a teacher. Their mom stayed home. They didn’t live lavishly. But they had a great childhood, and still have a great relationship as siblings. He was always…

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Pie Yoga

Pie Yoga

By The Elderberries

Yeah, I’ve been exercising all my adult life, regularly. I’ve probably missed, oh, 39,950 out of the last 40,000 times. But it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it? Once every three months, like clockwork. That’s “regular,” isn’t it? My sister…

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Surefire Attention

Surefire Attention

By The Elderberries

If you are a widow or widower, this is a surefire way to get your children’s attention. It takes creativity and stealth to induce them to start calling you more often, and to more faithfully come over to check on…

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Getting Your Adult Children's Attention, The Elderberries book

Getting Your Adult Children’s Attention

By The Elderberries

If you are a widow or widower, this is a surefire way to get your children’s attention. It takes creativity and stealth to induce them to start calling you more often, and to more faithfully come over to check on…

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