• Forget the Guilt – Nurture Yourselves

    If you’re a mature woman, over fifty, you might feel a pull when it comes to indulging yourself: Back when you were younger and taking care of the kids and up to your eyebrows with your career,...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    The Lighterside – A Mother’s Day Feature

    By Barbara Franzen – Whenever I think of Flory, a peculiar woman of eccentricities, my spirit soars. My 50’s childhood was spent just outside a tiny Nebraska prairie town. Of the 350 some people, I knew everyone....

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    Five Kids and a Dime

    By Barbara Franzen – With the Great Depression in full swing, the folks of Gothenburg Nebraska, a small prairie town, flocked to the annual Swede Festival. The colorful festivities served as a distraction from everyday stagnation.  Nelly...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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    Give Thanks Always

    By Barb Franzen – Lord, here sit at 6:45 a.m. a peaceful time of day for talking with you. It’s quiet outside the way I like it. There’s just a bit of snow in the street. My...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Thoughts & Musings on Being 50+

    By Barbara Franzen – I don’t know about you, but life has become different as I’ve “matured”, the nice way of saying, we’re older. These are some things I shared on Face Book and got a lot...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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