My newspaper column appears in several publications. Take a look at how it comes out in 50 & Better in Kansas City. "Don't Stage Manage, my son told me." 50 & Better was one of the pioneer publications for people enjoying their second fifty years. I think you'll enjoy it too. Here's a peek: The Minnesota contingent of my extended clan will arrive to celebrate … [Read more...] about Everything’s Up to Date in Kansas City
tip of the Day! I have taken quite a lot of heat since my column came out on Sunday for writing about the fact that there are no apps for bathrooms - or so I thought. But the paper no sooner came out than I received this email from Dr. Dan Davidson in Olympia, and this is what he said: Mrs. Wilhem, Enjoyed your article in the Daily Olympian this morning and there is an … [Read more...] about Yes, Virginia, There Is A Smartphone App for Bathrooms
It's been six months since I had my big fall on Thanksgiving Day. I was helping my daughter in law set the table for dinner, at one minute and at the next minute I was lying on the floor with a dozen strangers staring at me. At least,I thought they were strangers. I had no idea who they were. "What am I doing here, I kept asking. I heard one of the young nephews on the … [Read more...] about Don’t Fall For This!
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. I did not know that Albert Einstein had any thoughts about income tax. But apparently he did and why not. I certainly do. Well, now that the big day is over, we can relax, have a peanut butter cookie and recall that Einstein … [Read more...] about People say the darndest things!!
When I told the meeting planner at the West Seattle Senior Center that I'd be bringing a red nose for everyone, she seemed more touched than I would have expected. Turned out she thought I'd said I'd be bringing each person a red rose. This happens pretty often. To tell the truth it's hard for people to imagine why I'd want them to wear a red nose, and I've got to tell you it … [Read more...] about Changing the World One Red Nose at a Time
Don't miss my new feature - Stories from home. Tales of my early days along the banks of the great Kootenai River. Meet my favorite people, in my home town, 75 years ago. That's even before Andy and Mayberry. http://tinyurl.com/c9uudru … [Read more...] about Easter Stories from the Montana Days
Saturday morning at the DuPont Library. We had a great time sharing laughs and talking about my book, No Assembly Required. We talked about the fact that everyone needs to build their own laugh collection of material they can depend upon to make them laugh. We know that Dr. Norman Cousins wrote in the Healing Power of Humor that he watched The Three Stooges and Abbot and … [Read more...] about Laughin at the Library
I have a history of falls in unusual places. I’ve fallen going upstairs. I’ve fallen going downstairs. I’ve fallen just standing around. Once I fell into the Dairy Case at the supermarket, displacing several gallons of milk and completely demolishing 13 gallons of ice cream. I’ve accepted these unexpected spills as a fact of my life but when I spent a recent holiday in the … [Read more...] about Tai Chi Chump
Today is Barbie's birthday and brings back memories because when Barbie debuted fifty four years ago today, every little girl in America wanted one. Everyone knew her, and her zebra striped bathing suit was iconic. My daughter was facing a tonsillectomy and yearned for a Barbie doll. I promised her one, and then found that there were none to be found anywhere. I … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday, Barbie!
Today I bravely drove to West Seattle to meet the great folks at the Senior Center of West Seattle where I'll be speaking for their annual fundraiser on April 3. What a great place. There's so much going on. They have their own self sustaining cafe with homemade soup everyday and fresh made sandwiches. There was a Bingo game going on but they're famous for their Rainbow … [Read more...] about Where I’ll be speaking on April 3