Advice

Best Advice

Great pieces of advice for any age. When I was in my early 20s, an acquaintance (now a good friend) taught me a very valuable lesson. She had just miscarried a baby and all of her family & friends were sad for her. I asked her why she would even tell anyone before 12 weeks. […]

Flower Power Sign

Throwback 60s and 70s

How many times when you were growing up did you hear your dad or mom say, “you think you have it tough… when I was growing up we had to walk five miles to school every day, up a hill, in the winter.” “The teachers would walk around with a yard stick and whack my […]

Baby's first footsteps

Firsts

Totally true. When I was 16, my best friend and her family invited me to go to Misquamicut Beach with them for the day. No big deal. But for me, it was HUGE. When the water splashed up into my face, some of it got into my mouth. Guess what? I yelled, “why is the […]

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

As we age we become more social, don’t we? Strike up a conversation with anyone anywhere because why not? (the photo of the taxi driver is because I just got out of a taxi and met a new friend!) You meet a lot of people that way. God how my mother embarrassed me when she did […]

Piles of Laundry

Piles of Laundry

How long have you been doing laundry? My mom taught me how to do laundry when I was ten years old. That’s like over 40 years of doing laundry… just my own. I’ve been doing someone else’s laundry since I was 23. At 26 I was doing yet another person’s laundry and by the time […]

Chicken Broth

About GreyFeathers.com

What exactly is GreyFeathers.com about?  Great question. “Galline vecchie fanno buon brodo,” (old chickens make good broth) is a common saying in Italy. Essentially it means as women age, they become well rounded in every sense. Mentally, physically, emotionally, and they have awesome perspective. The first time my Italian friend said that to me I […]

Breaking News

Breaking News

Where were you when Elvis Presley died? I know you remember. I was living in upstate NY, it was 1977, I was 12. It was August and I was walking back home from a friend’s house. I remember hearing people inside their homes, crying, while the TV was on – from house to house (no […]

Enzo

Enzo

Enzo was my German Shepherd. He was trained in Germany in a Schutzhund 3 program, graduated top of his class six months earlier than expected. We got him when he was 2 1/2  years old because that’s how long the training took. These dogs are trained for the police, or anyone that wants an attack […]

Ages and Stages

Ages and Stages

I love the title of this post because I think it’s one we all know on a personal level. Things to laugh about, or cry about, but at least we know we are not alone. Everything I post is true. Nothing is ever made up or embellished. Truth is always better than fiction. First Child […]

Old Woman

Ten Women

In February 2006, I read an article in a magazine (I think the magazine was called Real or something like that), that I would never forget. The title was something like (forgive me, I have THE WORST MEMORY of anyone I know), Bits of Wisdom From 10 Women Over the Age of 100. Basically, it […]