Category Archives: aging health

LIFE, YOU GOTTA BE THERE EVERY DAY!

The title today was told to me by my late, great, beloved friend/cousin, Marilyn. We used to talk on the phone up to five times a day, even though she lived in  California and I live in Colorado.  She would fly … Continue reading

Posted in aging health, Author Jackie Taylor Zortman, Friendship, Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Laughter, tolerance | 9 Comments

THE BACK STORY OF “THE NEWEST ANGEL”

In 1994, I wrote a poem called “The Newest Angel” published in an anthology called “Echoes From the Silence”. A cousin happened to run across it among her late mother’s things yesterday and asked what inspired me to write it. … Continue reading

Posted in aging health, Author Jackie Taylor Zortman, death, family, grief, Mothers | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

THE WAY WE WERE

Fall has arrived in the southwestern Colorado mountains where I live and, as expected, it has been spectacular.  It’s dwindling now and nearly over since we’ve had a couple of snows and some pretty low nighttime  temperatures, some dipping down … Continue reading

Posted in aging health, Colorado, elderly readers, fall, family, grief | 4 Comments