Behind the Scene

Keep it Real Wednesday August 14, 2019 Behind the scenes, Landon Donovan Rosemary asked me to write todays blog together about her experience on Saturday with Landon Donovan and the US National Arena Soccer Team. Rosemary has been a huge fan of Landon for decades, the picture on the left is Rosemary wrapped in the American Flag watching Landon and …

The “Reveal” anniversary

Keep it Real Wednesday August 7, 2019 The reveal anniversary One year ago, on August 10, 2018, our story started when we presented Rosemary with the bike Wade made for her 92nd birthday.   Rosemary hopped on the bike and has ridden nearly every day. What happened next is nothing short of a miracle. In November 2018, Maggie O’Mara of KTVB …

Vision

Keep it Real Wednesday July 31, 2019 Vision What many of you might not know about Rosemary is that she is legally blind.  Her vision has been affected by glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.  Her left eye is significantly impaired and her right has about 25 percent vision.  Losing her vision was a slow process but thankfully, we were able …

Fried Bologna

Keep it Real Wednesday July 24, 2019 Fried Bologna People ask Rosemary all the time “What is the secret of living to 92?”   “How are you so healthy?”  “Is there a secret to long life?”.  I have pondered this long and hard and I think I finally have her answer.   Let me introduce you to Rosemary’s favorite foods: Fried Bologna …

The Fart house

Keep it Real Wednesday July 17, 2019 The Fart House Even writing the title of this blog makes me perspire a little bit.  Growing up with Rosemary as our mother, we were never ever allowed to say the word “fart”.  We could say poot, bottom burp, pass gas and several other things, but never ever the dreaded F word, second …

When a Band-Aid won’t work

Keep it real Wednesday When a Band-Aid won’t work… July 10, 2019 When I was a new mother, I read everything I could about pregnancy, infants and children so I could be the best mother I could. I referenced my copy of “What to expect when you are expecting” daily and finally retired it a few years ago with its tattered …

Nylons

Keep it Real Wednesday July 3, 2019 As we gather as a nation to celebrate the 4th of July, I thought I would ask Rosemary to share her favorite memory about the great American holiday. What evolved was a story about WW2 – and well – nylons… Nylons were introduced in the early 40’s and quickly became a staple for women’s …

Huh???

Keep it real Wednesday Wednesday, June 25, 2019 Huh??? Yesterday, I was making breakfast for Rosemary. She was having a bowl of oatmeal, toast oozing with butter and homemade strawberry jam.  I started a conversation about how she slept last night. I said it once, she couldn’t hear me… I said it again, she couldn’t hear me… I said it …

Smelly Rebel

Keep it Real Wednesday June 19, 2019 The Smelly Rebel I have often wondered how my mother can recall so many stories from her childhood.  It’s like her mind is a wealth of Dewey decimal system file drawers – each drawer containing hundreds of cards – each with their own set of memories.     As her time on earth winds …

Hercules

June 12, 2019 Hercules I asked my Mom (Rosemary) the other day if she had any life regrets, or anything she might have done differently.   She said all her experiences made her the person she is today so she would likely not change the course of history.  But, she did have one thing to share…. she wished she would have …