Scary Things That Have Happened To Us Recently

Some of us are darn lucky because the scariest thing that’s happened to us recently was misplacing a credit card. Others, not so lucky. Life’s all about perspective, isn’t it?

“I was nearly wiped out on a motorway by a car that spun out of control in the fast lane, missing me only because I touched the brakes gently. It continued to spin, smashing into the barrier in the main lane . The driver was killed. Only time in my life where I know I could have died.”

Debbie Tynan

“My marriage falling apart and having lost our beautiful period home with pool and quarter acre block…for a while it looked like we would be homeless..and losing my son to my husband, as my son had to live with him..horribly scary , heartbreaking, incredibly sad..33 years of marriage meant nothing to my husband.”

Carine Munro

“Menopause heart palpitations.”

Debbee Taylor Melzow

“Losing my nursing job because I became very sick!”

Pauline Green

“My husband died in November.”

Karen Marshall-Salyers

If We Were Her, We’d Pose in a Bathing Suit, Too!

This is Teresa Hensley of West Virginia, a project manager for a major telecommunications company, where she’s worked for 30 years.

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When A Friend Doesn’t Pay You Back

You loaned your best friend $200 three months ago and she hasn’t paid you back.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

“Too late now. Either suck it up and ask her for it or let it go. Before you lend, you better get it straight in your head that you’ll not be getting it back because lending to friends/family never works. Or, if you must lend and must have it back, get everything in writing up front.”
Lorie Myers Worley

Ask if she needs more.”
Betty Delaney

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What You Are Most Looking Forward To This Year

What does 2017 have in store for YOU?!

“I turn 50 this year.”

Tamara Williams

Staying cancer free, being financially stable and loving my job, just drama free.”

Connie Renee Sargent

“Marriage…Or not”

Linda Diane Ferber


Good health to me, my family and friends! If you’ve got good health, you’ve got everything!”

Karin Anderson Chaves

An opportunity to make a difference.”

Di Kostielney Goodrich

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Learn A New Language In A Fun New Way

Remember memorizing hundreds of verb conjugations when you were learning a foreign language, and racking your brain to recall whether a noun was feminine or masculine? Even if you aced every test, you wouldn’t exactly have called yourself fluent. And, if someone gave you a book to read in the language, you barely made it through the first chapter. What’s more, everything you learned seemed to evaporate from your brain once you graduated school.

You’d love to be able to speak a second language now, but aren’t motivated to start memorizing verbs again. Although you’ve been tempted to buy Rosetta Stone, it’s so expensive. Besides, you’d probably use it only a handful of times, kind of like the treadmill that collected dust for years. And wouldn’t it be nice to converse in Spanish with your 10-year-old grandson or granddaughter, who started learning the language as a new fifth grader?

Now you can do both with a revolutionary program, called My Language Town, conceived by Carmen Herrera, a 40-something Spanish instructor at the prestigious Dalton private school in New York City. Born in Cordoba, in southern Spain, Carmen has been learning and teaching foreign languages ever since she was young.“My father was a school superintendent and my mother was a kindergarten teacher, and we always had exchange students from all over Europe staying at our home, which shaped how I see people,” Carmen told me. “Learning someone else’s language gives you more empathy to them.” (more…)

Why We Love Different Seasons

Like a woman, each season has its unique allure. You told us which is your favorite, accompanied by some lovely descriptions explaining why.

“Definitely summer, I feel more comfortable in heat than cold, I love the ocean!” Elaine Karsten

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The One Thing You Wish You Did When You Were Younger

WE ASKED WHAT’S ONE THING YOU WISH YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE RESPONSES. IT’S FUN TO LEARN WHAT OUR FOFRIENDS DID ‘BACK IN THE DAY’ AND WHAT THEY’RE THINKING AND DOING TODAY.

“Married my husband sooner…..I hope my marriage last forever. My husband is a true blessing. ‘Thank you Lord for giving him to me, when there were so many more women in the world that deserved him more!’”
Darlene Chavez Gonzalez

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What Do You Most Miss About Life Before The Internet?

WE ASKED WHAT YOU MOST MISS ABOUT LIFE BEFORE THE INTERNET.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS. IT’S FUN TO LEARN WHAT OUR FOFRIENDS THINK ABOUT BIG–and little--issues.

“We have lost face-to-face interaction or talking on the phone; it’s now messaging or texting. If I had a choice of going back to how things were in the good old days, or having them stay as they are today, I would go back.”
Gail Sampson

“I miss really feeling the love with smiles and laughter of my whole family with the attention focused on each other. We had some really good times back in the day!” Rhonda Berry

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8 Ways To Keep Active This Summer

This post is sponsored by Depend.

If you’re one of the 65 million Americans who experience bladder leakage, you know that this common issue can inhibit you from leading the active and fulfilling lifestyle that keeps you moving and feeling good throughout the day.

Geri Brin, founder of FabOverFifty.com, has experienced bladder leakage since having a total hysterectomy at age 44, which led to sudden menopause.

depends-rev“I can tell you from personal experience the impact bladder leakage can have on your confidence, not to mention how it can hold you back from doing the things you love, including spending precious moments with family and friends or doing simple everyday activities like exercising or walking your dog,” said Geri. “Fortunately, there are options available, like Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear, to help you reclaim your life and reconnect with the people you’ve been missing.”

Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear is designed to move with one’s body and features a new technology to absorb leaks quickly. It’s made of breathable material with all-around leg elastics that provide flexibility.

“I’m thankful for Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear, which allows women (and men) to continue leading active lifestyles, without worrying that leakage will disrupt the things we love to do,” Geri continued. “You also can order these convenient and comfortable briefs on subscription from Amazon, so they’ll be delivered right to your door. I encourage all my FOFriends who experience bladder leakage to slip on a pair of Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear and enjoy a summer on the go!” (more…)

Do Your Friends Understand What Makes You Tick?

WE ASKED IF YOUR FRIENDS REALLY ‘GET YOU’? DO YOU EVEN CARE IF THEY DO?

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS. WE LOVE YOUR HONESTY!

“Absolutely! And that’s perfectly fine with me. We are close enough that we all understand each other and what makes us tick. I wouldn’t have it any other way. They are a blessing in my life.” Paulette Greyn
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