Old age is not for sissies – lessons learned

When I was younger, I remember that grandparents, aunts and uncles in those black and white snapshots looked very old to me. There they...

Spread the love beyond Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day has come and gone in a flurry of roses, chocolates and other little tokens of love. But if it were up to...

It’s in the staying

  Our daughter used to like to spend time in the greeting card aisle, chuckling at the creativity expressed in the cards. You know how...

How’s the winter going for you?

It sure was good to see the temperatures above 50 last week. While we have stayed cozy and warm in our “retirement” home in...

We need to fix the pet problem

  I have always been a lover of animals — all animals. Currently, I have a dog that makes every single day better and when...

Take a weed-eater to this proposal

Recreation — I have always associated it with doing something active or, at the very least, pursuing some sort of hobby in our leisure...

Closing out another year with memories

  We didn’t make it through the year without losing yet another popular former Keystone resident. Last week I received a call from Wade Morris,...

Gray’s track record is good

Entering a new year for me always evokes thoughts of simplifying life a bit, refocusing on the essentials, setting goals for the future. Though...

2016 was a ‘surreal’ year

Each year the Merriam-Webster Dictionary chooses a word of the year based on which term was most frequently looked up in the dictionary or...

First memories of Christmas in Keystone

Moving to Keystone and the Black Hills in the early 1980s was like living in a time warp for me after the bustling craziness...