Living your old age in fear

My favorite old people, Ma and Dad, are 78 and almost 81, respectively.  What I find very unnerving, within the last few years, is how afraid they are of the world.  For example, my mother will NOT put outgoing bills in her mailbox for the postal worker to pick up.  Nope.  She drives them to …

What a change

Facebook does this fun/funky "memories" thingie where posts and photos from whenever rear their mostly ugly heads to make you want to, well, throw up or become a part of the witness protection program.  One of those devastating posts showed up on my memories earlier in the week and really made me sit up and take …