IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME – Marilyn Armstrong

Between pretty good marriage one and fabulous marriage three, there was unspeakable marriage two. To explain it by saying it seemed like a good idea at the time is not entirely true. I knew it was a bad idea. Not only did I think it was a bad idea, but everyone who knew me thought it was … Continue reading IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME – Marilyn Armstrong

HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR MATE? – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s Provocative Question #60 This could be a very torrid post, but as Serendipity is G-rated, I'll tell you a story. You are free to fill in missing details using your own rich imagination. This is perhaps more than the question requires, but it's a complicated story. I married Jeff in August 1965. I spent the … Continue reading HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR MATE? – Marilyn Armstrong

CLASS OF ’69 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Going to a 50th High School Reunion can be an exciting prospect – if it’s yours. I recently went to my husband, Tom’s 50th Reunion in Schenectady, New York, and, to be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to it. I’m shy in big groups and pictured myself following Tom around and having nothing to … Continue reading CLASS OF ’69 – BY ELLIN CURLEY

MY EARLY EXPOSURE TO CANCER PATIENTS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

During my pre-teen and teen years, it seems like a lot of people around me got cancer. Between the ages of eleven and eighteen, I was closely involved with five different people who had cancer and only one survived – my father. My first exposure to cancer was through my friend, Liz. She lived a … Continue reading MY EARLY EXPOSURE TO CANCER PATIENTS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

WORLD SHARING COMES AROUND AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World - 2-17-2020 How can someone win a gold star (i.e. win your approval and/or admiration) with you? Make me laugh Have a real conversation about everything Use big words Don't be a Republican Read books Have opinions! If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Read. … Continue reading WORLD SHARING COMES AROUND AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong

IF YOU SURVIVE THE WEDDING, MARRIAGE IS A PIECE OF CAKE – Marilyn Armstrong

When Garry proposed, I was shocked. That was not supposed to happen. He was 48. I was 43 and had been married twice. My first husband (still alive) was Garry's best friend. It was (really) complicated. I had finally managed to get unmarried to number two which was made a lot more difficult because I … Continue reading IF YOU SURVIVE THE WEDDING, MARRIAGE IS A PIECE OF CAKE – Marilyn Armstrong

EXTROVERTED INTROVERTS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I learned a new phrase recently, ‘extroverted introvert.’ I’d never heard it before but I instantly recognized that it applied to me and even explained some things about myself that had always puzzled me. I have extrovert qualities but at heart I always felt like an introvert – so I could never figure out where … Continue reading EXTROVERTED INTROVERTS – BY ELLIN CURLEY