Tom Garrett

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The joy of being one half of a pair

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What fun Lolly and I used to have together! What laughs! Last week I mentioned some evenings when we would go to a little Italian restaurant in Missouri with a couple of friends and spend an entire evening eating pizza, sipping beer, and — most important of all — talking and laughing. About what? I don’t know — but I can guarantee you it wasn’t politics or money.

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Do people still just sit around and enjoy talking?

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I can’t eat pizza. The cheese in it turns me inside out. Know what I mean? lactose intolerance? Ugh!

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Eighty-three years is a LOT of years, Part 3

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Thinking back to my life on the streets of New York City in the 1930s is like entering a time machine.

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Eighty-three years is a LOT of years, Part 2

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As I said last week, every time I think back upon my childhood in New York City it’s like entering a time machine.

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83 years is a LOT of years

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Each time I think back upon my childhood days it’s like entering a time machine. “Time marches on,” they say — and they’re not kidding! If you live long enough you make a startling discovery: The world you grew up in no longer exists.

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A perfect marriage is a loving, caring partnership - Part 2

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Last week I told you a little about our marriage and why it has been so great. The reason is simple, but profound: When two people are truly in love they focus on doing everything they can for each other. That’s how our marriage has been, and the result is that each of us has been filled with the joy of giving for 55 long, happy years.

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A perfect marriage is a loving, caring partnership

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People sometimes tell us that Lolly and I have a perfect marriage. I have thought about that many times.

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There was an angel at my wedding

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I recently showed a friend some photographs that Lolly and I treasure. They show us during our wedding.

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As Bette Davis once said, getting old is not for sissies – Part 2

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Last week we talked about Bette Davis’ comment on aging, including how tired you can get at times.

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As Bette Davis once said: ‘Getting old is not for sissies’

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Today is 11 Dec 2014. I just got done writing out a stack of Christmas cards, some headed for Australia, the UK, and India, and the rest headed around the good old USA. The odd part of it is that it wore me out more than if I had gone outside and spent the same hour-and-a-half shoveling snow.

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