Family & Relationships

329 articles

Telling it Like it Was

By Margaret Growcott on Sep 30, 2011

Ask retired high school teacher Julia Turner what her favourite subject is and she will undoubtedly say “History.” This history, however, isn’t a high school subject but the recounting of her illustrious Irish family. Read more...

Lost and Found

By Gisela Woldenga on May 4, 2011

The clatter at the mail slot told me the mail carrier had arrived. Sometimes, I felt sorry for her, loaded down with all those glossy advertisements and envelopes full of promises of huge wins from some unknown companies. They usually went right into - what I call - permanent filing. Read more...

One Heavenly Date

By Chris Millikan on Apr 1, 2011

Dating. My heart flutters at the thought - the anticipation, the getting ready, and yes, another opportunity to know my beau better. But you sure don't have to be single, a honeymooner - or even young - to enjoy dating! In fact, the older I get, the more value dates have. Read more...


By Carole Blake on Apr 1, 2011

"Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver, the other gold" That was a song I learned as a little girl in summer camp. So, does that mean "old" friends are more precious than new ones? Not necessarily! Read more...

Lonely No More

By George Zador on Apr 1, 2011

I have known my good friend Paul for almost 45 years, and when I met him recently for one of our suds and snacks, boys-only afternoons, he was just a couple of days past his 20th wedding anniversary; the date in 1990 I remembered well. Read more...

Making Friends, Making Merry

By Bev Yaworski on Apr 1, 2011

Widowed, divorced or otherwise single and unattached seniors may wonder how to meet new people. And while Internet dating or matchmaking services may suit some, they are not to everyone's liking. Read more...

By Elizabeth Godley on Apr 1, 2011

A couple of years ago, Louise Ayotte, a retired Vancouver teacher, realized she'd lost several of her women friends. Two had passed way, while two more had moved to far-away cities. "I thought, ‘Gee, I don't have anyone to go out for coffee or lunch with any more,'" Louise recalls. Read more...

I Wish I Were Fifty Again

By Alvin L. Arnold on Apr 1, 2011

Friends were more distressed over the divorce than Edna and I. Let's be practical; after 26 years, it wasn't a snap decision. Were we once in love, or living a life of failed illusions and romantic fantasies? Read more...

A Great Lover

By Lee Massey on Apr 1, 2011

Ruth Kozak has a lover and his name is Alexander the Great. "I now have the time to devote myself to writing and to finishing my book about him," says Ruth. "I'll never retire; I am a writer, and I enjoy sharing what I know and discovering talent." Read more...

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