How the Cookie Crumbles

An irreverant view of life after SIXTY-FIVE


As much as I like reading, I LOVE writing. Blogging is another excuse to get me to my keyboard more often. Hopefully, I can keep up with all my various writing projects. I haven’t been able to up till now, so I have no idea why I took on this blogging as well.

MB900356907I’m a single grandma to two little girls (and have been a merry divorcee for 25 years) but I’ve been so busy I’ve hardly noticed. Living on my own without having to check with anyone has become a habit. I’ve made my choices and am not complaining. I just want to keep on rocking (I don’t mean the chair, I mean TO the MUSIC!) When I leave this earth, it will not be with a whimper. I hope to go kicking and screaming OR singing way too loud IF I can remember the words. I hope it will not be for a long time yet; I hope my health allows it. Till then, I want to  s-q-u-e-e-z-e out as much living as I can. Join me?

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Since I began blogging, the following are some of my published accomplishments:  (this story >>)   (this story >>)  (Was it Magic?: page 7)

Slices of Life (Anthology)

Palpable Imaginings (Anthology)  (Tangled)  (Friends: page 6) (Slammed: page 11) (Anthologies – numerous. In support of the MAGIC Foundation)



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  1. Good luck with September’s writing – can’t wait to see the result!


  2. I can’t agree more – after 65 the view of life becomes irreverent. From one grandmother to another – so nice to meet you!


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  4. HI Tess!
    I just saw the notification you followed my blog! I feel like we are old friends! Thank you! Exciting!


  5. Hi Tess: I totally enjoyed your piece about living with daughter and family on the Retirement Living site, and have left a response there. Thanks for an excellent article.


    • Thank you for reading, Cynthia. I cannot imagine a situation where a couple would want their parent(s) underfoot all the time. What about privacy? I couldn’t handle not having my own space, doing what I want, when I want; cooking what I want (I love food and cooking) etc.
      Though I have my own ‘apartment’, young people think of themselves first. Sometimes I need assistance, no matter how small, they are too busy and I must wait. ❤ ❤

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  6. thanks for this wonderful blog! love anything that’s to do with positive aging


  7. I’m with you, Tess! Let’s squeeeeeeze till the tube runs dry 🙂 ❤


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  9. I am looking forward to getting to know you better. You would be a great contributor to the Senior Salon in 2017.


  10. Hi Tess I am inviting you to join in with First Post #myfirstpostrevisited rules on my post at have


  11. It’s pretty clear you do what you say – live life to the full and enjoy it !


  12. Oooops – I seem to have forgotten my manners. *sorry*. Thank you for joining my band of blog followers – yay! Welcome 🙂


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