THE NEW PARTY GAME

All I can tell you is that parties have changed. In my twenties, when I got ready for a night out, it was a matter of finding clean underwear, keeping on the jeans I wore every day and choosing a blue top so some guy might notice how my eyes popped with a robin’s egg hue. I did wash my hair as that was my other big sell in those days. I had tresses halfway down my back so it was quite the come on when I swished my head side to side, which for some reason I was driven…

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HAIR

Recently my “three and three quarters” year old granddaughter, while sitting on the toilet as I supervised, noted, “Nana, your hair is different colors.”  I was astounded that she actually observed anything about me and replied, “Well, that was nice of you to notice. What colors do you see?” Still intent upon the task at hand, she paused a moment then said, “white and grey and black.” I said, “Actually, it’s a little blond with brown.” She shook her head. “White and grey and really black.” My hair is supposed to be brown with some blondish highlights. That’s what I…

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JANE FONDA

These days, Jane Fonda is the television version of Judy Dench, as in, she’s old and getting tons of roles as she accelerates into her nineties. She’s featured with Lily Tomlin in Grace and Frankie, a sitcom about two aging women whose husbands leave them for each other so they start a business selling age appropriate vibrators. Fonda and Robert Redford have teamed up nearly a century after they starred in the film “Barefoot in the Park” in a new Netflix original romance for really old people. By that I mean only really old people will choose to watch the…

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OLD BOYFRIENDS

I recently attended my fifty-year high school reunion.  I don’t like such occasions for many reasons, but Laurie K and David C both pals since junior high, insisted I go.  Admittedly, I wanted to see a couple folks and catch up, though I’ve always felt if you were really interested, it wasn’t necessary to wait for a reunion to connect. One of the people I wanted to see was Steve C, my boyfriend from ninth grade. He was a beautiful, sweet souled guy when we were fourteen and he remains the same today.  We had recently lost a mutual friend,…

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