Lifestyles Archive

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Posted November 29, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
You might be interested to know they used to call me ‘Mr. Excitement.’ Every weekend in college my friends and I would look for something new and bold to do. (Okay, it was one of those times none of us had girlfriends, and we were bored.) It was a late summer evening in 1969. We had decided upon miniature golf. When we arrived, there was a big crowd milling around. They were about to tee-off a pro-am miniature golf tournament. (I know, I had never heard of one before or since.) They weren’t playing for big bucks, not for tens of thousands, nor even a thousand. It was a ten-dollar entry fee, and a two hundred-dollar first prize. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Follow Me to the Senior Center Pillars

Posted October 30, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
My wife Jo Ann and our daughter Betsey are getting ready to take a cruise. We booked one of those ships that had been stranded at sea three or four days. We also got the ‘hurricane’ discount for cruising in October. My tightwad friends, James and David, would be proud. Jo Ann and Betsey seem a little overly excited. They decided to pack their bags three weeks before the cruise. Then they repacked a week later, and have reorganized several times since then. If I had packed for a trip three weeks ahead of time, I’d be out of clothes in two days. Apparently Jo Ann’s five-dollar-a-week allowance is too much! Read the remainder of this entry »

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Follow Me to the Senior Center Resistance is Futile

Posted September 30, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
It’s October already, so I thought I’d give you an update on how some of my friends have been doing over the past year. If you remember, it was about this time last year that Jerrilyn was mistaken for a Texas tourist, and lassoed by a band of raccoons. Falling hard to the ground, she broke her leg. Today she is fully healed and doing just fine! However, these pesky raccoons found a real Texan, our friend Sharon. She fell to the ground, breaking both her ankles. After some rehab, she has gone back to Texas. We wish her well! We would put up wanted posters for the culprits, but they were all wearing masks. Gloria just celebrated her 90th birthday; her husband Randy is still chasing her around the house ~ Gloria is still faster! Read the remainder of this entry »

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By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
This is a broad subject, but we have some obvious no-brainers: like any president ever securing our border; the Senate passing a budget; Republicans agreeing with Democrats on anything; peace between Israel and Palestine. I know; it’s all depressing, so let’s try a slightly different subject.
Things that should not have ever happened. The first category is remakes of classic movies. John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn in “True Grit;” why would anyone think they could make that movie better? Read the remainder of this entry »

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Follow Me to the Senior Center – Rats!

Posted May 30, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

By Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
You know you’re getting old when you start thinking episodes of Dr. Oz are interesting. After listening for about twenty minutes, it was obvious that just about everything you eat is bad for you! Except maybe things like salmon, rice, spinach, and the occasional treat of nuts and berries. Remember the good ol’ days, when you could eat a whole pizza, or down a dozen doughnuts, and not think twice about it or gain a pound? Smoking cigarettes and drinking beer were no problem. We got our exercise chasing women. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Follow Me to the Senior Center – Bored Game

Posted April 29, 2014 By Mountain Seniors

Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
Last month Jo Ann had some minor knee surgery. But, if you’ve read a few of my articles, you would know that nothing is simple with Jo Ann. We arrived at the surgery center at 8:30 for pre-op. Pre-op is basically taking blood pressure and sticking in the IV. Jo Ann hates needles, and unfortunately they always have trouble finding a vein. The nurse was trying to be gentle, but after the fourth attempt, there was crying and gnashing of teeth. Finally the anesthesiologist showed up and had the IV in place in just seconds. Read the remainder of this entry »

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