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About Ann Richardson

Ann Richardson is a writer and grandmother. She is fascinated by other people’s thoughts, experiences and emotions and loves to write books where they can express their views in their own words. Her most recent book is Celebrating Grandmothers: Grandmothers Talk About Their Lives. Ann lives in London, England, as do her two children and two grandsons. Please visit her website here http://annrichardson.co.uk
Latest Posts | By Ann Richardson
As a Boomer, Do You Feel Out of Date in Today’s Modern World?
2 weeks ago

As a Boomer, Do You Feel Out of Date in Today’s Modern World?

Do you remember when you thought your parents were so out of date, it was almost embarrassing? They didn’t know anything about the music you listened to…
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How Often Do You Get to Sit Comfortably on Public Transportation?
2 weeks ago

How Often Do You Get to Sit Comfortably on Public Transportation?

People who go everywhere by car may have many complaints – traffic, the price of petrol (gas), or finding a parking space. But at least they can expect to travel in comfort…
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Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough
3 weeks ago

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough

Finally, you have reached the age when you are beginning to think about downsizing. Perhaps you have familiarized yourself with all the practical and even emotional difficulties involved and have decided you are not quite ready to take the plunge.

Is there anything you can do in preparation for the eventual day? Read More

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s
3 weeks ago

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s

By  •  Mindset

I would guess that most people who know me see me as a cheerful older woman, with a good life and little to complain about. All this is true. Yet, at the same time, I can feel myself turning into a Grumpy Old Woman. Read More

Thinking About Dying Doesn’t Have to Be Morbid
1 month ago

Thinking About Dying Doesn’t Have to Be Morbid

By  •  Mindset

Death and dying do not make for a jolly subject of any conversation, but it is part of life. And none of us is getting any younger. Is death or dying something you think about very much?
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The Many Joys Lying in Bed Can Bring to a Senior Woman
2 months ago

The Many Joys Lying in Bed Can Bring to a Senior Woman

Usually, when anyone writes about the joys of bed, they are thinking of one of two things: the pleasures of a good night’s sleep or, alternatively, of sex. I am a great believer in both…
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What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?
2 months ago

What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?

By  •  Family

My daughter turned 50 this week. Yes, 50. How did that happen? I was 50 myself only a few months ago – or so it seems. Read More

Why Being a Grandmother Is Easier Than Being a Mother
2 months ago

Why Being a Grandmother Is Easier Than Being a Mother

By  •  Family

I heard a simple quote years ago, but back then didn’t understand the meaning. I had to look it up to check. Initially, I thought I remembered Groucho Marx, who said, “The best reason to have children is in order to have grandchildren…”
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Would You Like to Be Young Again?
2 months ago

Would You Like to Be Young Again?

By  •  Mindset

As we move into our ‘senior years’, a whole lot of new questions begin to emerge in our day-to-day thinking. Some of us may look into the future and begin to worry about coping with long term illness or, indeed, dying…
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I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise
3 months ago

I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise

Actually, that’s not quite true. I dislike almost all presents, whatever the time of year. I don’t much like giving them, and I certainly don’t like getting them. It has been ever thus…
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