It's a special time of year and Dorothy has created a gift of an advent calendar to help you enjoy the season. Get it right here. 2021 Advent Calendar … [Read more...] about 2021 Advent Calendar
Heritage Questions – Family Research
2020-07-04 Making July Fun and Peanut Butter Cookes
Host - Dorothy Wilhelm is a broadcaster, humorist, and media personality continuously on the air and in books and newspapers since 1983. She teaches her listeners how to use laughter and creativity to move mountains or at least make the world a bit brighter. htpps://SwimmingUpstreamRadioShow.com #Dorothy #NeverTooLate #Swimmingupstreamradioshow #laughterheals #radioshow July … [Read more...] about 2020-07-04 Making July Fun and Peanut Butter Cookes
2020-11 Tamales and Islands
Episode #1 Larry Francis told us how much he enjoys being a house husband. He does all the housework, He does windows, and he cooks. Here's Larry's Tamale Pie recipe: 1 package (9 oz) frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ … [Read more...] about 2020-11 Tamales and Islands
2020-09-23 Cowboy Christmas
Have a Cowboy Christmas with Joella Oldfield at the Western Heritage Center in Puyallup, WA. http://fredoldfieldcenter.org We'll also meet her dad, famous western artist, Fred Oldfield, who is still active painting and teaching at age 97. You'll hear an interview with him, but if you'd like to see the interview, here's the … [Read more...] about 2020-09-23 Cowboy Christmas
Who Are The Real Experts?
In 1998, the “Yearbook of Experts, Authorities and Spokespersons” listed Dorothy Wilhelm (that would be me) as an expert on Sex after 50 (that would be a surprise.) There it was on page 159 right after Sex Addiction and right before Sex and Love. I’m pretty sure this is the first my kids have heard about it and I’ve got to admit I’m worried. I’m not going to try to explain … [Read more...] about Who Are The Real Experts?
Who Hasn’t Accidentally Stepped On A Frog?
What do you do when you realize at 2:00 in the morning that the small brown spot on the carpet is not a spot of gravy or coffee, but is actually a small, flat frog? After all, who hasn’t inadvertently stepped on a frog in the middle of the night? He didn’t exactly seem to be dead but he was none too lively, either. Here on the edge of a designated wetland, we seem to have … [Read more...] about Who Hasn’t Accidentally Stepped On A Frog?
Lesson From the First Day School
By Dorothy Wilhelm Note: This column first appeared in the Tacoma News Tribune on SEPTEMBER 05, 2015. School was different then. Cleavages were pretty much the same. My classmate found a new shortcut on the first day of school. Unfortunately, he had to crawl under a freight train to use it. The trains then were steam driven. They ran day and night through our tiny … [Read more...] about Lesson From the First Day School
Did You Hear The Story?
Did you hear the story about the jackass that ran for public office and won? I’m not talking about this year’s selection of candidates. The election I’m talking about took place in the friendly town of Milton, WA in September of 1938. The candidate in question was a brown, long-eared mule with the very formal name of Boston Curtis. According to the record, this unlikely … [Read more...] about Did You Hear The Story?
by Dorothy Wilhelm We sat on the cellar door and waited for the root beer to stop exploding, Every year, my mother brewed root beer for Independence Day and every year it exploded. Traditions are very important. The one room General Store in our tiny town of Warland, Montana (pop.100) didn’t carry root beer. The small, dark sales area offered such … [Read more...] about Tradition!
See-through Situation Not Covered By Self-help Books
By Dorothy Wilhelm NOTE: I HEAR FROM MANY READERS ASKING ME TO RECALL “NORMAL TIMES.” SO LET’S JUST STEP BACK A FEW MONTHS WHEN WE KNEW WHAT “NORMAL” MEANT - FOR A LITTLE SELF HELP. “There are no self-help books in this library!” A glance at the neatly organized shelves at our local Senior Activity Center told me the library volunteer was right. There were lots … [Read more...] about See-through Situation Not Covered By Self-help Books