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Savvy Senior

Jim Miller

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities in Retirement

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for locating interesting volunteer opportunities? Since I retired, I’ve been doing some volunteer work, but most of the opportunities I’ve tried haven’t been very satisfying. – Unsatisfied Volunteer

General volunteer-matching sites: To find a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in your community, check out VolunteerMatch (www., Idealist (, and All for Good (, a Points of Light website (the world’s leading volunteer service organization) that lets you search for local volunteer opportunities or start your own project and invite others to help you. Also see HandsOn Network (www.pointsoflight. org/handsonnetwork), another Points of Light enterprise that connects volunteers to opportunities through more than 250 volunteer centers throughout the U.S.

Dear Volunteer, For many retirees, finding a volunteer opportunity that satisfies your interests, uses your talents, and matches your availability can be challenging. To help you find an interesting and satisfying volunteer opportunity, here are some tips and online tools that can help you search.

Retiree volunteer sites: If you’re interested in Getting Started opportunities targeting older adults and retirees, Volunteering is a great way for retirees to make a some good options include AARP’s Create the Good positive contribution to their community and stay (, along with Senior Corps actively engaged — not to mention it’s good for (, which matches retirees with your health, too. But how can you find the right community projects and organizations that need opportunity for you? experienced volunteer help.  April is National Start by asking yourself some basic questions, Senior Corps offers three different programs: Volunteer Month such as: What types of organizations or activities are RSVP, which has a variety of volunteer activities you interested in? What kind of skills can you offer a with flexible time commitments; the Senior volunteer organization? Companion Program, which brings together volunteers with homebound How much time are you willing to give? What do you want to gain from seniors who have difficulty with day-to-day living tasks; and the Foster your experience (for example, meet new people, learn new skills, help those in Grandparent Program, which matchers volunteers with kids in the community need, exposure to a particular issue)? who have exceptional needs. Once you get a general idea of what you’d like to do, there are dozens of volunteer websites that can help you search for different opportunities in your Government-sponsored sites: There are also a number of governmentarea. sponsored websites that can help you look for different volunteer opportunities. Most sites work like search engines that let you choose an area of interest To locate dozens of general options in your area, visit Serve ( and type in your ZIP code or city and state. The sites will then give you a list of To find natural and cultural volunteer opportunities in places such as national opportunities that you can check into. and state parks, see Depending on your interest and expertise, here are some top websites to help If you’re interested in emergency preparedness and disaster-response you get started. volunteer services, look into Ready ( Or, if you’re interested in longer-term volunteer opportunities, check out AmeriCorps ( and Peace Corps (www.peacecorps. gov/50plus), which offers a bevy of three-month to two-year programs in the U.S and abroad.

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Professional and executive sites: If you have expertise in areas such as business planning and development, marketing, communications, finance, fundraising, web and graphic design, or writing and editing, there are sites — like Catchafire (, Taproot+ (www.taprootplus. org), and Executive Service Corps U.S. ( — that can link you to volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations in need. Or, you can help entrepreneurs and small-business owners through the SCORE ( volunteer-mentoring program. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior book.

The Beauty in Nature

Birds at Fort Sumter Clyde McMillan-Gamber

In the middle of April a few years Cormorants slip under water from its ago, my wife, Sue, and I took a surface. bus trip to Savannah, Georgia, and The lower mandible of the beak of Charleston, South Carolina. each skimmer cuts through the water One afternoon when visiting as the bird flies just above the surface. Charleston, we took a boat ride to That mandible snaps shut against the Fort Sumter, upper one when at the mouth the skimmer of Charleston feels a small fish Harbor, for a bump its lower history lesson. On mandible. the way out to Gulls drop the fort, we saw feet-first from a few bottlenose the air to pick dolphins rolling up small fish, up to get air, but they also and then sliding scavenge dead down in the fish. water as they Most of these Brown pelican. swam through the species, except harbor. the cormorants, When we may stay in arrived at Fort the vicinity of Sumter, I saw Charleston to many coastal nest. Pelicans, birds on sandbars skimmers, and and mudflats near terns raise young that structure. on sandbars and At that point, I similar niches concentrated on near the ocean the birds. and estuaries. The birds were Laughing gulls Willet shorebird. of two kinds, rear offspring divided by the in salt marshes food they ingest. between sandy They were ones that catch fish with barrier islands and the mainland. their bills and sandpipers, which use The sandpipers on sandbars and their long beaks to pull invertebrates mudflats near Fort Sumter, including out of sand and mud. willets, ruddy turnstones, and least Most of the fish-eating birds, sandpipers, continued to poke their including brown pelicans, doublebills into mud and sand to snare crested cormorants, black skimmers, invertebrates to eat. royal terns, least terns, laughing gulls, Only some of the willets will stay and herring gulls, rested and digested around Charleston to nest in salt in little flocks of their kin on sandbars marshes. The rest will migrate farther and mudflats between feeding forays. north to hatch babies, including the Laughing gulls and the terns kept least sandpipers on the Arctic tundra. the air vibrant with their constant I was thrilled to see so many calling, which was thrilling to hear. migrating coastal birds around Fort Each kind of fish-eater snares its Sumter in the mouth of the outlet to finny prey in its own way. Pelicans the nearby Atlantic Ocean. To me, and terns, for example, dive beakthey were one of the highlights of our first into the water from the air. trip south.

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some at the center, and some in their school. Besides therapy services Chalk it up to the and its preschool/daycare intergenerational allure of programs, Schreiber also cuddly babies and snuggly runs summer camps, a toddlers. bowling program, a social The new infant-care skills program, kids yoga, program at Schreiber and Club 65, a program Pediatric Rehab Center for youth and young has expanded volunteer adults with disabilities to opportunities for area seniors Valerie Korman spends time with experience such activities — in addition to providing Schreiber’s infants, as a swim buddy, and in the center’s preschool program, as going to the movies, out much-needed services for pictured here. to eat, or to a trampoline parents with newborns. park. Dan Fink, director of Last August, Schreiber marketing and public opened an infant room relations at Schreiber, admits after receiving a $250,000 it’s an easy sell. grant from the Donald “It has been pretty B. and Dorothy L. successful,” Fink said. “Who Stabler Foundation and wouldn’t want to hold a fundraising matching baby, feed a baby?” donations from the Seniors Nancy Vogel, community. Valerie Korman, Mary Alice Prior to opening the Gerfin, Peggy Toms, and state-of-the-art infant Leon Hutton all agree that room, Schreiber was volunteering at Schreiber’s unable to accept children preschool and new infant younger than 12 months room is an enjoyable old into its daycare experience that keeps them program, Fink said. coming back week after Being a nana is senior week. Nancy Vogel’s thing, and Schreiber “loves having As swim buddies, volunteers the Rock-A-Baby program seniors in the building, Sherry Sweigart, top, and Colette is “good for nanas and and they love being here. Lind, bottom, help children learn good for the kids. I dearly It’s been a very successful important swimming techniques. love rocking them. They partnership,” said Fink. need a nana to rock Schreiber Pediatric, them,” Vogel, 74, said. “They just want to be held.” originally known as the Society for Crippled Vogel has volunteered at Schreiber for six months, Children and Adults, began in 1936 as a vision of when she moved to a senior living community. Vogel Edna Schreiber in response to the polio epidemic. said she enjoys volunteering in the Rock-A-Baby Schreiber was a polio nurse (a profession today that program so much that she often goes early and stays would be similar to a physical therapist) and ran the after her 9-11 a.m. shift. clinic until the late 1960s, when she retired. “There are several ladies who work there, and I The outpatient clinic, which by the 1980s help them feed and get the babies to sleep by rocking was associated with the National Easter Seals them.” Society, began focusing on specialized pediatric She doesn’t change diapers, but “I usually end up therapy services for children from birth to age 21 on the floor playing with the kids.” with developmental delays and disabilities. The There are generally nine babies, some of whom are organization also began a preschool to include both toddlers who are busy playing with toys and can feed children with and without disabilities. themselves, and some of whom are “lie down” babies In 1994, it disassociated with Easter Seals and who need bottles fed to them, she said. moved to its current location in Lancaster. At that Vogel said she doesn’t like to see babies left to cry time, it was renamed Schreiber Pediatric Rehab to go to sleep, so she rocks them. The toddlers are Center for its founder and first executive director. usually ready to nap and will lie down because they Today, 3,000-4,000 children receive services from want to sleep. Schreiber Pediatric — some in their own homes,

“It’s amazing there are no screamers,” she said. “I couldn’t get that done at home. These girls (Schreiber employees) are so good.” Senior Valerie Korman was an elementary school teacher for many years. “You become younger as well when you begin to deal with kids,” Korman said. “After retirement, when you can’t interact with kids, it’s like losing your left arm.” Therefore, rocking babies after she retired in 2012 was her goal. But because of HIPAA regulations, Korman said hospitals wouldn’t accept people coming in to rock their babies. So she started volunteering at Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center instead. When Schreiber opened its infant room, Korman, 62, jumped at the chance to rock the babies there. While Schreiber doesn’t mind if its volunteers miss shifts, she said she has missed only a handful of times when traveling. “I want to go (to rock the babies); it’s very settling. You don’t mess with the time I go to Schreiber.” Korman tries to find the babies who are extra fussy to help the women

who work in the infant room. She feeds the babies with bottles as well as with spoons, puts the babies to sleep by rocking them, and plays. “I sing songs, read poems, and do art projects,” she said. Korman also volunteers in the preschool room. The children have free play and are then off to the room’s various centers to learn about the alphabet, numbers, counting, colors, and shapes. She also helps with hand washing, giving the kids snacks, filling backpacks, and zipping coats. “I look forward to going. It’s so varied between the two programs,” Korman said. Once a month, Korman also serves as a swim buddy with the 3- to 5-year-olds. “I help change 10 kids into their swimsuits, take off their shoes and socks, and stay with the children. I do whatever I can to help,” she said. When they get into the warm, 85degree pool, they have group time and then practice jumping up and down, putting their faces in the water, doing back and front floats, kicking their legs, and jumping into the pool and getting out of it — survival

Free Healthy Aging Workshop Offered The York County Area Agency on Aging will host free educational workshops to learn about the “10-KeysTM to Healthy Aging” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, April 6 to May 4, at Windy Hill on the Campus, 1742 Roth’s Church Road, Suite 103, Spring Grove. The workshops will be taught by a certified health ambassador and APPRISE counselors through the Area Agency on Aging and in partnership with Windy Hill on the Campus. Each of the “10 Keys”TM is an important step in preventing disease and improving quality of life. They include: 1. Lowering systolic blood pressure 2. Stopping smoking 3. Participating in cancer screenings 4. Getting immunized regularly 5. Regulating blood glucose 6. Lowering LDL cholesterol 7. Being physically active 8. Maintaining healthy bones, joints, and muscles 9. Maintaining social contact 10. Combating depression Preregistration is required. To register, call Windy Hill at (717) 225-0733.

techniques. Then they enjoy 45 minutes of playtime. Schreiber is a special place for 75year-old Mary Alice Gerfin: Her 15year-old grandson has been going to Schreiber for years, and her husband, Michael, had been treated by founder Edna Schreiber when he was a young man. For the past few years, Gerfin and her husband have volunteered for Schreiber’s annual Rubber Duckie Race. While she sells tickets, her husband, who is a member of Schreiber’s board of directors, prepares the local park for the fundraising event. In addition to the race, the retirement community resident now also volunteers in Schreiber’s new infant room. For two hours every Wednesday, she cuddles the babies, helping them to settle down, and feeding them. “When I saw they were opening an infant center, it was just a normal thing to do for me,” said Gerfin, who has been volunteering in the infant room since the first week it opened. “It’s natural for me. I love babies and love to cuddle them. It uplifts me to see their dear little faces smile at you. I can’t imagine not wanting to do this.” Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., “cuddler” Peggy Toms also can be found in Schreiber’s infant room. “I sit in a rocker and they bring the babies to me,” the 89-year-old said. “I sit there and hold them close until they settle down. I also feed them with a bottle to settle them down.” Prior to her retirement, Toms worked with children at the Intermediate Unit for 20 years and always enjoyed children of any age, she said.

Now Toms has found that rocking babies is something she loves doing. “I really do,” she said. “It’s something I’m able to do without a problem, and, fortunately, they say they can use the help.” Retirement community resident Leon Hutton also enjoys sharing his time with the young children at Schreiber’s preschool. When the weather is good, the older children go outside to shoot basketball, pick up sticks, or pretend to make a fire, Hutton said. There’s also a gym set that they can walk on, plus a sliding board. When inside, Hutton reads books to them. He learned to read familiar stories, such as Frosty the Snowman, upside down so the children could see the book’s pictures. “The good Lord wants us to help someone else. We can express ourselves and help them a little bit. It’s also a generational thing. Their grandparents may not be here, so we can fill in and be part of their learning and see their growth,” Hutton, 89, said. Not only does volunteering help the children, but “it does me so much good to associate with the youth, their cuteness, innocence. They are beautiful children,” Hutton said. “When you are in a retirement home with no car, no wife now — it’s good to get out. The kids are good for you. It’s terrific therapy for me. It keeps me active, my mind going, my legs going ... They do wonders for you.” On the cover: From left, volunteers Valerie Korman, Peggy Toms, and Nancy Vogel spend time each week in Schreiber Pediatric’s infant room, rocking, feeding, and playing with the center’s infants and toddlers.

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Foot Health: Common Issues and Treatments By Dr. Meredith Warner As we get older, our feet tend to change for the worse. Our feet bear the weight of our bodies every day of our lives. Most of us will neglect to take the best care of our feet and often take them for granted. We wear ill-fitting shoes that constrict bones, muscles, and tendons, leading to painful problems and conditions later in life.

a harder time fighting off foreign bacteria, and the smallest cut could cause serious health issues if not properly addressed. If you ever notice any drastic changes to the appearance of your feet, like discolored toenails or skin, you should contact a doctor for an examination to be safe. With Age Comes an Increased Risk for Arthritis One of the most common conditions I see in older patients is arthritis. Arthritis is a condition onset by a deterioration of the padding in your joints. Joints will rub together, causing pain and stiffness. Arthritis foot pain can originate in the feet, knees, and hips. Typically, this stiffness is more prominent early in the morning and late at night. The pain usually will lessen as you move throughout the day

Your Shoes Can Make a Major Difference Due to our choice of shoes, as we age, the foot tends to change shape slowly. April is National Foot Health You are probably familiar with calluses and bunions. Awareness Month Both appear when our shoes have constricted the natural movement of our feet during our walk cycle. and worsen during rest. Bunions are common in people who have a history of wearing narrow-toed Recommended treatments for arthritis include anti-inflammatories, shoe dress shoes, popular in both men’s and women’s fashion. A bunion occurs inserts, massages, and stretches. Another option that could alleviate arthritis when the big toe curves in toward the center of the foot, causing the toe joint pain is weight loss, as it will lighten the load on the joints. to become more prominent. Most of these fashionable dress shoes are lacking in arch support, which can Plantar Fasciitis Can Present Painful Problems with Age lead to wider, flat feet later in life. In most cases, these issues can be treated Another common condition I see in many of my patients is plantar fasciitis. with a proper-fitting orthotic shoe or shoe insert that is structurally supportive Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative condition that affects the band of tissue and cushioned for comfort and shock absorption. that connects the toes to the heel, causing stabbing heel pain. This heel pain is It is best to speak with a foot professional if your pain persists after the most painful in the morning when taking the first step out of bed and will stabilizing your feet with orthotics, as they can offer more options based on usually decrease throughout the day as it stretches while walking. your specific needs. While plantar fasciitis does not strictly affect older patients, it is more common among older populations. Plantar fasciitis can affect anyone, Take Time to Pamper and Care for Your Feet As we age, our circulatory system has more difficulty pumping blood to our regardless of age, gender, or level of physical health; however, effective extremities, including our feet. Some common symptoms include swelling, foot treatment methods can be harder to find for older individuals. The most common forms of treatment include steroid injections, surgery, fatigue, and a higher risk of infection. and physical therapy. You can alleviate the pain of this condition by For swollen and fatigued feet, I highly recommend the use of foot baths performing daily stretches and wearing well-fitting shoes with structural and compression socks. A warm foot bath with Epsom salts warms the feet, support. You can easily find plantar fasciitis braces, shoes, and inserts in stores promoting increased blood flow, which can reduce swelling and aches. and online. In some cases, patients will need custom shoes or orthotics. Foot massages will also help reduce swelling and loosen stiffened bones and If you ever have questions about your current foot health, visit a foot-care muscles. Use oil or moisturizing lotion during the massage. Try coconut oil or professional as they will be able to evaluate your situation and give you the best shea butter, but avoid oils and lotions with added fragrances, as they can dry options for your path to relief and recovery. out your skin. Reduced blood circulation can make a small cut or blister dangerous. These Dr. Meredith Warner is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in foot wounds can take longer to heal, making infection more likely. and ankle conditions, and the founder of Warner Orthopedics & Wellness in Baton Be aware of the condition of your feet. Keep them clean and moisturized Rouge, La. She is also the creator of The Healing Sole, flip-flops designed to treat to prevent cracked and blistered skin. As you age, your immune system has plantar fasciitis.

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Recent Community Forum Held to Help Older Pennsylvanians Avoid Scams Three cabinet secretaries from the Wolf administration recently traveled to Pottstown for a community discussion protecting older Pennsylvanians from scams and financial exploitation.   Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne, Secretary of Banking and Securities Robin L. Wiessmann, and Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell offered tips that all Pennsylvanians can use to protect themselves from common scams and other schemes that are prevalent during the tax-filing season. The town-hall style event at the TriCounty Active Adult Center also afforded those in attendance the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their own experiences. Wiessmann noted that elder financial abuse is one of the most significant financial crimes of the 21st century, estimated to cost older Americans $36 billion each year. She also shared the accounts of seniors from Berks and Bucks counties who were victimized and lost thousands of dollars to criminals using the “Grandparent Scam.” The scam involves a phone call placed to a grandparent by a stranger. The stranger claims to be an attorney, a law enforcement official, or a friend who says a grandchild has been arrested or is in legal trouble. The ploy is designed to trick grandparents into wiring money to a faraway city to help the grandchild they believe is in trouble. The Department of Banking and Securities has published tips to help people recognize the scam and avoid falling victim to it ( “Scammers will play on your emotions and push you to act quickly, but there

are few faraway emergencies that require you to act immediately,” Wiessmann said. Hassell discussed steps the Department of Revenue has taken to strengthen the systems it uses to detect fraudulent tax returns and refunds. He also spoke of a new scam that involves cybercriminals stealing client data from tax professionals and filing fraudulent tax returns in the name of identity-theft victims. The new twist: Rather than routing fraudulent tax refunds to a separate account, the criminals are directing the refunds to the taxpayers’ real bank accounts through direct deposit. They are using threatening phone calls to trick taxpayers into “returning” the refunds, but unsuspecting victims in some cases have forwarded the money to the criminals. The Department of Revenue has issued tips to avoid being victimized ( “If any phone call or email appears suspicious, take a moment and think through the situation. If something doesn’t feel quite right, follow your first instinct and don’t take any immediate action,” Hassell said. Anyone can contact the Department of Banking and Securities at (800) PA-BANKS or (800) 600-0007 to ask questions about financial transactions, companies, or products. If you are a victim of identity theft or discover a fraudulent Pennsylvania personal income tax return was filed using your identity, contact the Department of Revenue’s Fraud Investigation Unit at (717) 772-9297 or

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori

Repurpose Antiques for the Garden Lori Verderame

When it comes to collectibles, it is always wise to know what you’ve got and know what it’s worth. Some objects, like planters, mugs, cups, and vases, can be very valuable, but some are just collectible and cheap, too. So, once you have an accurate appraisal of your antique and find out if it is trash or treasure, you might want to consider new ways to use and enjoy it. Repurposing is so popular that many folks are looking at some aging objects in a whole new way. Before you send that inexpensive vintage piece out to the curb, consider having it do double duty in your garden. From broken brass saxophones to chipped German beer steins, anything can hold a plant, vegetable,

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using value-less antique ceramics or even typewriters or suitcases as planters and garden dividers. “Anything can be a container as long as it has drainage,” Doug Oster, editor of Everybody Gardens, said.

So don’t fret over that rusty filing cabinet. Paint it brightly and add some plant life to it. Have a chipped-beyond-repair vintage ceramic teapot? Make this and similar old objects into cute flowerpots. Drill a hole for drainage and line them up with other repurposed pottery pieces on a patio stone wall or suspended on your porch near your hanging wind chimes. You can even secure each vintage coffee mug or teapot by its handle by sticking the handle in between the slat space of your picket fence.  Old metal desks, chairs, and even beds can be transformed into flower or vegetable gardens by replacing seats, drawers, or mattresses with plants or flowers.  Chipped, cracked, or broken items can have new life as hosts in your garden. Try it as spring comes alive in your neck of the woods, and use your antique, vintage, or simply aging objects around the house as the focus of this year’s new garden project.  Dr. Lori Verderame is an antiques appraiser, internationally syndicated columnist and author, and awardwinning TV personality on History’s The Curse of Oak Island and Discovery’s Auction Kings. Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events worldwide. Visit www. or call (888) 431-1010.

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On Life and Love after 50

Tom Blake

Should Widow Allow Her Man-Friend to Move in?

Sally, a widow of four years, emailed: “I am financially secure, healthy, fit, and attractive. I have been doing volunteer work for the last two years, which is how I met the man I am now seeing. “In April 2017, a man I will refer to as D walked into the museum where I volunteer as a docent. We talked at length, and when he returned to the museum three weeks later, I was on duty again. We exchanged phone numbers. He lives 34 miles away. “After a few good phone conversations, we had a picnic. Our next date was a classic-car show! We have seen one another almost every weekend since the middle of May. “I like the way our relationship is now. He is 56 and I am 69! He says the age difference is not important. “He is patient, kind, and loving. He loves my dog and helps me around my home. We took some swing dance lessons and went to a few dances. We have had some misunderstandings but have worked through them and grown our relationship as a result. We have built friendship and trust between us. “We took a trip together last November to Kansas to visit his mother and sister. We enjoy being together and doing ‘ordinary life’ activities, and are planning trips to Hawaii and California. “D is very affectionate, a good listener, and we are able to talk and resolve differences so far. He is hard working and loves his 86-year-old mother and his sisters. “He is not as financially secure as I and he still works full time, which is good. I am a retired teacher and I own a nice, large, mortgage-free home. “We get a chance to miss one another because we don’t live together. He has never married. My late husband and I had a solid and loving marriage for 39 years, and then he became ill and died suddenly.

“I always felt I would never marry or live with a man again, but I did want to find a special person with whom I could share a committed relationship. “I think D is that person for me. We have been serious about one another for eight months. He wants to move in with me, and so we are ‘discussing’ it. “I know what it is like to be married and D does not. He has had live-in relationships of a few years a few times, and I wonder, is this a red flag? I used to think there was something wrong with a man who had not been married by age 50. “What are your thoughts on his moving in with me?” Tom’s response: In my complimentary e-newsletter, I asked my readers for their opinions. Thirtytwo subscribers, of whom seven were men, responded. Not one of the 32 thought it was a good idea. And I don’t either. The readers’ reasons included: Dating only eight months is too soon, his previous live-in relationships haven’t worked out, and even though you only see each other on weekends, you’ve already had differences. In my opinion, the main issues are: You enjoy your LAT (living apart together) relationship the way it is. You look forward to seeing each other; you have fun and do things together. Does he think, by moving in, the relationship will get better? I also worry about his track record with the “few” live-in relationships he’s had; none has lasted more than a few years. What is different here? Twice, you mentioned you’ve already

had differences in eight months. I also feel the age gap is significant. Why is he interested in a woman 13 years older? With all due respect to you and your wonderful qualities, I think he likes that your home is paid off and you are financially set. Do you want to risk the financial security you worked so hard to accumulate by having a man living under your roof? Keep in mind that moving

someone into your home is easy. Getting them to move out can be a nightmare. If he moved in, would that mean he would commute 68 miles roundtrip to work? Or, would he retire and be around the house seven days a week? That would drive you crazy because you treasure your private time. Too risky, and too many issues, Sally. Give it some time. Take more trips together. See how you get along. And, even then, proceed with caution; you’ve got too much to lose and too little to gain. For dating information, previous articles, or to sign up for Tom’s complimentary, weekly e-newsletter, go to www.


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By Andrea Gross

Finding India in Artesia

I pass on wearing a bindi (red much works of art as items of apparel. dot) on my forehead, because in My husband and I inhale the sweet many parts of India it has a religious smell of incense, as a turbaned man, significance, carrying a tall but I do want stack of white to don a sari. bakery boxes, rushes by. I raise my arms as a “Pardon,” salesperson he says in takes a 9-foot heavily accented strip of rubyEnglish. red silk, makes I ask him a few deft what’s in all the moves, and boxes. He smiles within minutes and points to transforms me a nearby shop. Artesia’s Little India is from a khakiWe follow approximately 20 miles from bedecked his finger to downtown Los Angeles. tourist to a Bombay Sweets classically clad & Snacks, Indian woman. where we’re “Try putting confronted it on yourself,” with a nearshe says. overwhelming choice of I do, and tempting after a half-hour pastries. of winding, pleating, and Do we want tucking, I cardamom or look like a coconut, dry or Christmas syrupy, crunchy Indian fabrics come in vivid colors, from present that’s or chewy? We majestic mauve and royal purple to deep settle on a limecome undone. turquoise and rich gold. green cookie I admit and a pale-pink defeat and mini-cake before heading down the go outside to further explore “Little street to try another one of Artesia’s India,” a community that looks as most popular desserts: ice cream. if it’s thousands of miles away in south Asia but instead is in Artesia, Ice cream isn’t a traditional treat California, just 20 miles from in India, where many people don’t downtown Los Angeles. eat eggs, but Saffron Spot makes an eggless version that features IndianHere, within a five-block stretch inspired flavors such as jackfruit, along Pioneer Boulevard, women lychee, masala tea, and mango. with brightly colored saris (the traditional dress of southern India) In line with our philosophy that stroll the streets alongside others in we should test foods that have names salwar kameez, the tunic-and-pants we can’t pronounce, we share a small ensemble that is increasingly popular scoop of rajbhog ice cream, which in northern India. contains a chunky mix of pistachios, cashews, and almonds spiced with They shop in family-owned saffron and cardamom. Delicious. businesses filled with fabrics that are so vividly colored, richly embroidered, But we really don’t want a meal of and laden with beads that they are as snacks and sweets; we want something

more substantial. My husband has read about thali, an Indian specialty consisting of several small dishes surrounded by various condiments. I want a frankie, a popular street food in India that’s usually made from vegetables wrapped in a crepe. (Think Indian burrito.) We finally decide on Ashoka the Great, a lunch buffet that offers a wide variety of choices. There we taste-test everything from chicken tikka masala to saag paneer, vegetable samosa to goat stew. Afterward, we wander into a market, intending to buy take-home spices, but we’re distracted by bins of veggies with unfamiliar names like karela, tindora, raviya, and turai. There are also seven kinds of mango pulp, several brands of ghee, and piles of fresh roti (unleavened bread). We finally find the spice section and, after much sniffing, select Markets in Little India are filled with veggies small bags that a young that are unfamiliar to most visitors. woman tells us are “Bombay Masala” and “Tandoori Spice.” A sign directs us upstairs to a shop called “Moon, Gems, and Rudraksh,” where we find items related to astrology (the moon), 22-karat gold jewelry inset with brilliant rubies, emeralds and sapphires (the gems), and necklaces made from seeds of the rudraksh tree.

“These seeds have medicinal power. They are used for prayer,” says storeowner Mahesh Goel. He gives us a crash course in Hindu philosophy before suggesting that we visit the nearby Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, the closest of four Hindu temples in the vicinity of Artesia. We enter to find men and women sitting separately but praying together to the rhythm of beating drums and shaking tambourines. Despite the syncopated sounds, the atmosphere is relaxed, almost tranquil. Before we head back to downtown Los Angeles, we return to the store where we began our day. I’ve given up on outfitting myself in a sari and opt instead for a salwar kameez. “Easier to put on,” says the salesperson, chuckling as she remembers my The Swaminarayan Hindu Temple tangled tries with a sari. welcomes visitors. “Easier to use,” I say, as I imagine myself gracefully serving guests masala tea while outfitted in exotic Indian clothes. But first I’ll have to learn to make rajbhog ice cream. Photos © Irv Green unless otherwise noted; story by Andrea Gross (www.

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It’s difficult to imagine a more desperate situation than the one facing South Vietnamese Air Force pilot Chieu Le on April 30, 1975. Fleeing the communist forces who were taking over his country, Le was flying his jam-packed helicopter in thick clouds over the South China Sea, looking for the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet. Then the 20-minute fuel light came on. Unless Le could find a ship Le in a TH-55 helicopter at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1971. soon, he would be forced to ditch his chopper in the ocean, with dim prospects for rescue. And that was not even his closest brush with death. That would come 26 years later, when he literally died at his local hospital. “I’m not afraid of being killed; I should have been dead already,” says Le. Le was born in 1951, when Vietnam was fighting for independence from French colonial rule. Le’s father was captured by the French that same year. After his release in 1954, he allied himself with revolutionary leader Ho Chi

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Minh and remained in North Vietnam. Le never met his father, who died in 1984. Le grew up with his mother and half-brother in the hamlet of Ben Tre, in the far southern part of Vietnam. The first few years of childhood were peaceful. But at age 8, Le and his relatives had to flee across the Mekong River by boat to escape Viet Cong guerillas. “We ran around — we kept Le, seated far right, at a refugee camp in May 1975. avoiding the VC. I was too young to understand, but the eldest people knew the danger of living with the VC, so I just tagged along,” recalls Le. Le joined the South Vietnamese army at age 18, in 1969. He started off in the infantry but later passed English-language and physical tests to join the air force as a helicopter pilot, despite being told that “helicopters fall like autumn leaves.” As Le explained, “You’re going to die sooner or later, but you don’t want to die a coward.” After training at two U.S. Air Force bases in Texas and then an Army air field in Georgia, he returned to Vietnam in February 1972. For the next several years he flew hundreds of combat missions on Huey helicopter gunships, with a co-pilot and two gunners. Most of his missions involved infantry support or medical evacuation. Le would need all of his training. His Huey chopper was shot down by enemy ground fire on Jan. 27, 1973, the day the Paris Peace Accords were signed to end direct American involvement in the war. Le says his crew was observing a ceasefire. “They were shooting at us, but we were not allowed to shoot back,” he says. “That’s how I got shot down.” And that was just the first of four times his helicopter was shot down. Each time he was able to land safely by using a maneuver learned in training called autorotation, in which the rotors turn without engine power, somewhat analogous to gliding. Le was flying a mission on April 30, 1975, when his country’s president went on the radio and ordered all South Vietnamese forces to surrender to the communists. But for Le, surrender was not an option. “I would have been put in a concentration camp, or I might have been killed,” he explains. “Either way was terrible.” Instead, he took off with his crew from his base at Sóc Trăng for the island of Côn Son, 50 miles off the coast. The island was a scene of chaos, packed with refugees desperate to escape the communists. He refueled and picked up 23 passengers, joining his three crewmates. With all the added weight, his chopper was barely able to take off. He knew the U.S. 7th Fleet was in international waters, but he didn’t know where. He flew east-northeast at 1,000 feet for nearly two hours through thick clouds and rain, burning precious fuel every second. And then his 20-minute fuel light came on. Suddenly, the rain stopped and the chopper emerged into sunlight. The U.S. fleet had picked up his Huey on radar. A radio officer on the USS Midway guided Le to a safe landing — the first time he had ever touched down on an aircraft carrier. He had about 15

minutes of fuel to spare. weeks later. Soon after, he called his “I owe my life to the U.S. Navy mother in Vietnam to let her know and to God,” says Le. “I think my he was still alive. But she thought whole life is in God’s hand; he carries someone was pretending to be her me everywhere.” son because nobody in Vietnam Le was flown to the Philippines could have survived his illness. and then Guam for processing. He To confirm he was still alive, Le spent nearly a year working odd visited Vietnam with his wife for the jobs at Fort Chaffee Army Base in second and final time in 2003. His Arkansas. mother died the following year. He settled permanently in central Le has been in better health ever Pennsylvania in 1976 and became since. He retired from Armstrong a professional photographer and an and the U.S. military in 2006, with a electronic technician for Armstrong rank of chief warrant officer 3. World Industries. Le says He earned his Vietnam today “is U.S. citizenship at the bottom.” in 1982. He thinks South In 1985 Vietnam would he resumed have prospered his career as like South Korea a military and Singapore helicopter pilot, had his nation this time in the and its American Pennsylvania allies prevailed. Army National He says North Guard. He Vietnamese feels deep and Viet Cong patriotism and communists gratitude toward constantly America for the lied and broke opportunity it Chieu Le now serves as a member of negotiated gave him to build the Red Rose Honor Guard, which agreements. performs military honors at local a good life. To Le, veterans’ funerals. Le returned American to Vietnam in involvement in 1998 with his wife. He enjoyed an Vietnam was a noble endeavor to save emotional reunion with his mother, his country from communist poverty the first time he had seen her in 23 and oppression. And with most of his years. But he was diagnosed with family long gone, he has no reason to hepatitis after his return to the return to his native land. States. He believes he contracted this “You have to watch who you talk potentially deadly liver disease during to and where you go,” he says of this trip. Vietnam. “There are always eyes on Le’s health was rapidly you. I watch myself like a hawk.” deteriorating while he was Le appears on both episodes of hospitalized in late December 2001. The Vietnam War: WITF Stories, On Dec. 27, he was legally dead half-hour programs produced by the for nearly a minute after a piece Harrisburg public television station of chopped meat lodged in his that aired before episodes of the windpipe. recent Ken Burns series The Vietnam But doctors revived him, and he War. came back to life. But thoughts were To learn more about the racing through Le’s mind during experiences of Chieu Le and other those fleeting moments: veterans, visit https://vietnam.witf. “I went through a tunnel to a org/stories. bright area. I saw my history, my life, in front of me like a screen. It was Robert Naeye is a freelance journalist fast forward; it only stopped at the living in Derry Township. He is the important points of my life. It was former editor-in-chief of Sky & Telescope amazing.” magazine. Le received a liver transplant a few

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10 Keys for Surviving a Parkinson’s Diagnosis By Robert W. Smith What should you do when you’re diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Author and Parkinson’s patient Robert W. Smith, author of The Parkinson’s Playbook, offers the following 10 guidelines for effectively managing your diagnosis.

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Make for a safe home. The first priority is to make your home safe to move around in by keeping walkways clear of obstructions, as well as removing rugs or other floor obstacles that are tripping hazards. Install grab bars and railings where there are critical areas of movement or changes in April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month direction.

Form a team. You cannot do it alone. From physicians to family, it takes teamwork and specialists to put Parkinson’s on the defense.

Work on postural alignment. Better known as posture, this can be improved by sitting up straight with your shoulders back, chest out, and head back. Remind yourself every day to be conscious of your posture, and over time you will see a difference. Standing tall with your shoulders back presents the image that you are Parkinson’s-free. People will notice your improved posture and it will have a positive impact on your attitude.

Know your medications. There are two basic categories of Parkinson’s medications: dopamine agonist and carbidopa/levodopa. Over time, the type and dosage of your Parkinson’s medications will change as effectiveness evolves. Pay special attention to any compulsive

Follow a fitness plan. The goal of a fitness plan is to have a body that is lean, flexible, and strong. The ideal fitness plan encompasses a variety of exercises for the entire body. Going to the gym five days a week for two hours will enable you reach an ideal level of fitness.

Understand your diagnosis. Take a deep breath and ask what stage you are and what symptoms were used to make the diagnosis. Based on your condition, determine which medications are recommended and their side effects. Ask about alternative natural treatments for Parkinson’s (versus traditional medicine) and their availability. Ask what type of lifestyle changes slow down Parkinson’s, such as level of fitness, the role of exercise, and what types.

Pay attention to nutrition. A balanced diet is important to provide your body with the fuel and strength necessary to deal with Parkinson’s. Ideally, meals should be spread out throughout the day to provide a steady flow of nutrients. Snacks of nuts, fruits, and berries supply a boost during the day. Reducing alcohol consumption, sugar, and fried foods will also benefit your health. Get a good night’s sleep. Nighttime sleep is critical for the body to restore and rejuvenate the energy needed for the continual fight with Parkinson’s. Unbroken sleep for seven to eight

hours is a necessity and does not include daytime naps. Master the mental and emotional game. One of the hardest parts of Parkinson’s is dealing with depression, stress, and anxiety. Patients are constantly barraged with negativity throughout the day, from the Parkinson’s itself to the news to diminishing physical and cognitive influences. One way to combat this is through the field of positive psychology, which teaches us how to incorporate happiness into our lives on a daily basis. Stay committed. Improving your health and daily life requires an unwavering commitment. The most important factor in putting Parkinson’s on the defense is to make a commitment to fitness and exercise on a daily basis. It will fuel your happiness and lead to a fuller life. Robert W. Smith is the author of The Parkinson’s Playbook ( WGNN44). Smith’s own diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease has inspired him to be a mentor to those suffering from the same condition. Smith is also a fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects. He currently lives in Denver, Colo.

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Calendar of Events

York County

Community Programs/Support Groups Free and open to the public

Senior Center Activities

April 2, 9:30 a.m. Green Thumb Garden Club Meeting Emmanuel Lutheran Church 2650 Freysville Road, Red Lion (717) 235-2823

Crispus Attucks Active Living Center (717) 848-3610,

April 3, 7 p.m. Surviving Spouse Socials of York County Faith United Church of Christ 509 Pacific Ave., York (717) 266-2784 April 6, 10:30 a.m. Partners in Thyme Herb Club of Southern York County Glenview Alliance Church 10037 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock (717) 428-2210

April 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair Wyndham Hotel York 2000 Loucks Road, York (717) 285-1350 April 17, 7-8 p.m. Alzheimer’s Support Group Providence Place 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover (717) 767-4500 If you have an event you would like to include, please email information to for consideration.

Parks and Recreation April 21, 9-11 a.m. – Birds and Blooms, Spring Valley April 22, 1-4 p.m. – Earth Day Service Project: Garlic Mustard Pull, Nixon Park April 29, 2:30-4 p.m. – Spring Wildflowers, Nixon Park

Collinsville Community Library, 2632 Delta Road, Brogue, (717) 927-9014 April 12, 2:30 p.m. – Tech Guru Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg, (717) 432-5613 April 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Penn State Master Gardeners Program: Every Backyard Counts Glatfelter Memorial Library, 101 Glenview Road, Spring Grove, (717) 225-3220 April 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – A Literary Feast Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover, (717) 632-5183 April 11, 6:30-8 p.m. – So You Think You Know Gettysburg? Kaltreider-Benfer Library, 147 S. Charles St., Red Lion, (717) 244-2032 April 24, noon to 1 p.m. – Mystery Readers Book Discussion Group Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center, 66 Walnut Springs Road, Hellam, (717) 252-4080


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Dillsburg Senior Activity Center – (717) 432-2216 Eastern Area Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 252-1641 Golden Connections Community Center (717) 244-7229, Weekdays, 9 a.m. – Games Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – Pinochle Fridays, 9:15 a.m. – Computers 101 Golden Visions Senior Community Center (717) 633-5072, Heritage Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 292-7471 Northeastern Senior Community Center (717) 266-1400, Red Land Senior Center – (717) 938-4649 September House – (717) 848-4417

Library Programs Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock, 32 Main St., Glen Rock, (717) 235-1127 April 8, 1-3 p.m. – A Common Thread Crafting Coven April 23, 6:30 p.m. – Book Club: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Delta Area Senior Center, Inc. – (717) 456-5753

April 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Maximizing Your Social Security Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York, (717) 846-5300 April 12 and 16, 1-3 p.m. – End-of-Life Decision Making April 25, 6-7 p.m. – Baseball in the Roaring ’20s Mason-Dixon Public Library, 250 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown, (717) 993-2404 April 11 and 25, 10:30 to noon – Wednesday WIPS Needlework Group Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, 80 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury, (717) 2354313 April 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon – Writers Group Red Land Community Library, 48 Robin Hood Drive, Etters, (717) 938-5599 April 17, 7-8 p.m. – Adult Book Discussion Group Salem Square Library, 496 W. Princess St., York, (717) 650-2262 April 14, 10 a.m. to noon – Resume and Cover Letter Workshop April 28, 10 a.m. to noon – Growing Job Skills Village Library, 35-C N. Main St., Jacobus, (717) 428-1034 April 26, 11 a.m. to noon – Village Readers

South Central Senior Community Center (717) 235-6060 Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – Watercolor Art Class Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m. – HoopFit Fridays, 9 a.m. – Friends Together Craft Class Weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – Billiards Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10:15 a.m. – Tai Chi Chih Classes Thursdays, 9 a.m. – Zumba Gold Exercise Class Stewartstown Senior Center – (717) 993-3488 Susquehanna Senior Center – (717) 244-0340 Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Chorus Practice Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. – Bluegrass/Country Music Jam Session White Rose Senior Center – (717) 843-9704 Windy Hill On the Campus – (717) 225-0733 April 17, 12:30 p.m. – Monthly Book Club Yorktown Senior Center – (717) 854-0693 Submit senior center events to mjoyce@onlinepub. com.

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30. Fumble 32. Taxied 33. Caviar 34. Conifer 36. Cool! 38. Compass point 39. Tough question 41. Without restraint 43. Girl, to some 44. Stride 47. Woodwind, for short 48. Football player 49. Wordplays 51. Tinted 54. Allot

56. Ringworm bush 58. Metric weight unit 60. Feverish 62. Dewdrop 63. Jane Austen novel 64. Caribbean island 67. Musician 69. Spoon, e.g. 70. Via 71. Fish catcher 72. Eur. language (abbr.) 73. Suffer 74. Delicious 75. Golfer Ernie

18. Chafes 22. Brit. school 26. Secures 28. First-rate 29. Carve 31. Secret look 35. Enfolds 37. Frog 39. Window glass 40. Graybeard 42. Water component 43. Jewel 45. Billiard item 46. Fem. suffix

50. Dapper 52. Short-tailed weasel 53. Maiden 55. Flair 57. Goodbye 59. Broderick and Modine, for short 61. Actress Eichhorn 64. Bottle 65. Consumed 66. 102, Roman 68. Branch

Down 1. Automaton 2. Dodged 3. More slothful 4. Turk. title 5. Verbose 6. Cushier 7. Reflux 8. Period of time 9. Duke 10. Horse-like imaginary creatures 11. Time period (abbr.) 12. Oarlock 16. Small brown bird

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Fresh Fare

Natural Ways to Get a Good Night’s Rest With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from sleep disturbances, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, now is the time to rethink your bedtime routine and consider more natural ways to get a good night’s rest. However, implementing those changes doesn’t have to mean overhauling the way you live. Consider these simple tips that can help you sleep better and longer: Set a comfortable temperature. Making changes in different aspects of your life to achieve better sleep is a fine plan, but it may not make much difference if you aren’t comfortable in your own bed. Be sure to maximize comfort for a full night of sleep by finding a temperature that works for you, but in general, the National Sleep Foundation recommends a bedroom

temperature between 60-67 degrees F. Tweak your diet. Making simple changes to what you eat and drink can be a positive, healthconscious decision that helps you get better sleep. For example, Montmorency tart cherries, which are available year-round, are one of the few natural food sources of melatonin, a sleep-regulating hormone. New research from the American Journal of Therapeutics shows that insomniacs who drank U.S.-grown Montmorency tart cherry juice for two weeks extended sleep time by 84 minutes. Consuming two 8-ounce glasses of Montmorency tart cherry juice as part of your daily diet, once in the

morning and once at night, can help enhance your sleep time and efficiency. It can also be added to your favorite morning smoothie or a soothing nighttime beverage, such as this Tart Cherry Moon Milk. For additional information and recipes, visit www. Try bedtime yoga. Rather than scrolling on your smartphone or staring at the TV, consider a different routine before heading to bed. Implementing a brief yoga session is one way to clear your mind each night prior to getting quality shut-eye. Tart Cherry Moon Milk Recipe courtesy of Amanda Paa of

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Heartbeet Kitchen Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Servings: 1-2 • 6 ounces almond milk • 4 ounces Montmorency tart cherry juice • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup • 1/2 teaspoon ashwaganda (Indian ginseng) • dried culinary rose petals In a small pot, heat almond milk and tart cherry juice over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in honey and ashwaganda. Top with rose petals and drink warm. Note: For a frothier beverage, blend mixture in blender before topping with rose petals. Family Features

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‘Honey’ Randal Hill

rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts, where it Many music fans think “Honey” is a true story. It isn’t. remained at No. 1 for five weeks and became Goldsboro’s Nashville songwriter Bobby Russell one day just happened to notice how tall a tree planted in his front signature song — and biggest single ever. Songwriter Russell’s biggest success has since been yard had grown since it was a sapling. From that recorded by country royalty (Eddie Arnold, Roger Miller, serendipitous observation came the inspiration to write Tammy Wynette, Lynn Anderson), mainstreamers (Dean the world’s bestselling song of 1968. --Martin, Patti Page), and even some soul stars (Four Tops, Aaron Neville). Born in Marianna, Florida, in 1941, Bobby Goldsboro spent his teen years in Dothan, Alabama, where he Half a century later, though, “Honey” often appears on “worst songs of all times” lists, along with such ridiculed excelled in baseball at Dothan High and dreamt of a recordings as “MacArthur Park,” “Convoy,” and “Disco career in the major league. Duck.” But music also drew his attention, and Goldsboro So why, like Rodney Dangerfield, does “Honey” get no formed a rock band called the Webs. (“We had a big spider web on the drum.”) The Webs often backed up respect from some folks? While many people feel the song is a touching tribute musicians who drifted through town. One such artist was “Honey” Roy Orbison, who would later hire Bobby in the early to the idea of appreciating those we love while they are Bobby Goldsboro still with us, others have blasted the storyline as being 1960s as part of his backup band. April 1968 schmaltzy and often deride such lyrics as, “She was always As a solo artist Goldsboro later signed with United young at heart/Kinda dumb and kinda smart” or “One Artists Records and, beginning with the Top 10 song “See day while I was not at home/While she was there and all alone/The angels the Funny Little Clown” early in 1964, racked up half a dozen Top 40 discs before spending 1967 without a single hit and finding his career on the wane. came.” These last lines prompted one Internet wag to ask, “Did this babe die or did Bobby Russell was one of Goldsboro’s pals. Russell had written “Honey” for she leave with the Hell’s Angels?” ex-Kingston Trio member Bob Shane. Russell wasn’t impressed with Shane’s Bobby Goldsboro has his own take on the song, one that is no doubt shared version and later admitted, “It didn’t really thrill me all that much because it by most people: “Actually, what it is, very simply, is just a guy remembering was so overdone, overproduced, lots of drums and things.” But Goldsboro felt that Russell’s tune had the potential to return him to the little things that happened while his wife was alive.” hit charts with a different, simpler approach. Randal C. Hill is a rock ’n’ roll historian who lives at the Oregon coast. He may be When Shane’s version bombed, Goldsboro rushed into a Nashville studio reached at and nailed “Honey” on the first take. In three weeks, Goldsboro’s version

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50plus LIFE — formerly 50plus Senior News — is a monthly publication for and about Central Pennsylvania’s baby boomers and seniors, offering...

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50plus LIFE — formerly 50plus Senior News — is a monthly publication for and about Central Pennsylvania’s baby boomers and seniors, offering...