A Taste of Bucks County Wines

November 12, 2012 9:44 pm0 comments
A Taste of Bucks County Wines

Tuscany, Italy! Napa Valley, California!! Burgundy, France!!! Bucks County, Pennsylvania???? Fellow wine lovers and I are fortunate to be here in Bucks County. There are nine wineries here; wineries that plant vines in our home soil; wineries that tend these vines until they produce grapes, some of them indigenous American […]

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Senior Addicts

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Senior Addicts

It seems every time you turn around there is another young person entering rehab. But addiction isn’t only for the young. I know you are thinking prescription drugs, but you would be wrong. All those meds you see in an older person’s home are desperately needed. As our bodies begin […]

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Home Insurance Rates: An Upward Spiral

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Home Insurance Rates: An Upward Spiral

by Diane Greeley When talking about weather-related disasters, 2011 was a record year. A dozen disasters each caused damage costing at least $1 billion. And that was just in the US. Because our domestic insurance companies carry insurance themselves for extraordinary events, their insurance costs go up because of events all over the […]

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All the Little Flags

November 10, 2012 1:26 pm0 comments
All the Little Flags

They are still there, of course, the little flags that mark the graves of those killed on that famous Christmas raid on Trenton. Without that raid we might never have come to be. Did they have any notion of what they were starting? Sometimes, honestly, I even talk with them. […]

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Those Nice Warm Levittown Floors

October 21, 2012 2:28 am0 comments
Those Nice Warm Levittown Floors

When we were growing up in Levittown, we didn’t understand how unusual it was to go barefoot around the house in winter. Maybe our parents had an appreciation, but we were just kids. I loved the heated floor, even though it became a problem years later. In those days, we […]

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Fun Facts About Cats and Dogs

October 19, 2012 1:51 pm0 comments
Fun Facts About Cats and Dogs

Nearly a million dogs have been named as the beneficiary in their owner’s will.  That means the pet would inherit the owner’s house and money when the owner dies. Half of all pet owners say that if they were stranded on a deserted island, they would rather be with their […]

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Fall is a Good Time to Plant

September 28, 2012 1:16 pm0 comments
Fall is a Good Time to Plant

Reprinted by permission of Penn State Extension & College of Agricultural Sciences. www.extension.psu.edu Fall is a good time to plant herbaceous perennials and woody ornamentals. But you need to plant early enough in the fall that you get good root establishment before winter closes in. Select good healthy container grown […]

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…Or Are They?

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Whoever coined the phrase “Golden Years” must have been young and not well versed in growing old. The only gold we can see is in our outdated fillings, and most of them have given way to bridges, plates and implants. We awake each morning to a lot of aches and […]

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These ARE The Golden Years!

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Little Marilyn at 3 years old just found out she isn’t old enough to do something.

Too often these days I hear nothing but complaints from many of my fellow senior citizens who probably have every good reason to complain. Our health may be declining—which, after all, is inevitable—and our retirement savings seem to be going to pot, just like our bodies. I think it’s time […]

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Teach Your Kids to Score with Credit

September 9, 2012 1:50 pm0 comments
Teach Your Kids to Score with Credit

Are your children starting to take their first steps toward independence? Make sure some of those steps help them establish good credit, which will ultimately make it easier to secure a mortgage someday – and at favorable interest rates. The first step is for your children to open savings and checking […]

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