About the Stories on this Blog

Welcome to this blog!

Imagine for a moment that this blog is my kitchen. Join me for a cup of tea and listen to a story or two with a few words of wisdom sprinkled in.  Take a break for a few precious minutes to sample the treats that are in every post.

You will read here my reflections on the important things in life.  And, due to the technological advances of the internet, you can do it all without even getting dressed to go out.

This blog was inspired by my conversations with Ma Bailey. She was a “Driving Miss Daisy” type, a Southern genteel lady with a sparkle in her blue eyes. We would visit in her kitchen, enjoying tea and cake, while I listened to her fascinating stories and her perspective on life.

It is hard to believe that it was over fifteen years ago that Ma Bailey left this world at age 102.

Now I hope to pass along a few stories, reflecting the perspective that almost seventy years of life has given to me.

All the stories you read on this website are true. (I am not nearly creative enough to make them up.) Names and minor settings may be changed to protect people’s privacy.

Lady Rose’s Kitchen is always open –

so visit often, especially if you:

  • Are struggling with issues that a voice of experience or wisdom can assist.
  • Would like to live a healthy life until you are 100 (I’ll let you know when I get there.)
  • Have decisions to make that have long-term consequences, that involve surgery and other health issues.
  • Want to put a smile on your face and see the world of online dating from the perspective of a baby boomer.
  • Are deciding whether to retire and how to make the most of your retirement years.
  • Would like to leave a legacy for the next generation. Or, learn about the legacy that may have been left for you.

Find all this, and much more.  You can read about the true and meaningful stories of my life and inspirational lessons from the lives of those who have touched mine.

For some of you, the stories may be reminiscent of coming of age in the sixties, changes in your life direction, or of transitions we experienced in common.

For others, you will be reading live historical accounts from a baby boomer widow who once was a single working mom.

Either way, I hope to touch your heart and mind in a way that is worthy of the time you share with me on this journey of life.  Lastly,

I want to hear from you –

If you are struggling with something, others are too.  Let me know in the comments below.

But, please let me know how to keep in touch.  This way you will receive the latest treats from my kitchen right in your inbox.

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

Psalm 90:12 ESV