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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

Remembering the little things that catch my heart

The little things that we miss because they can never happen again; the little things we miss because we know they would have happened.
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Last summer at the lake? How to pass your camp or cottage into new hands

Many Maine families find themselves facing difficult decisions about the future of these cherished vacation properties, many of which have been in the family for generations.
Kathryn Olmstead
KATHRYN OLMSTEAD

Looking back while still trying to downsize many years after retiring

When I retired from teaching and “deaning,” I gave myself a year to downsize. That was almost seven years ago and evidence of my effort is barely visible.
Noelle Merrill facilitates her last book group meeting at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging before she retires on May 27.  Noelle has run the group that meets monthly since 2009, and they have read more than 75 books.
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With this woman’s retirement, a leading service agency for older Mainers looks to the future

Noelle Merrill often appears on radio and television to spread the word about the agency’s services and conducts informal meetings with seniors throughout the four-county service area to determine unmet needs. Housing, food insecurity and transportation always make the a-list.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

How I am reclaiming our house as my home

I was sitting in my living room the other evening, stretched out in my favorite recliner, while I worked on a crochet project. My 5-year-old …
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5 reasons I think I may be an old fogey

I may have crossed over into the realm of being an old fogey. Why? Because I find myself asking, “What is the world coming to?” …
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CURVES

Sending out an olive branch to myself