Testimonials

Hello Bea, I just finished your book and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it and can relate to it since I’m 75 years old. I have to say, the 70’s can be trying years with unexpected health issues, but at the same time, lots of freedom which I enjoy! I especially enjoyed […]

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Coming Events

Bea Gardner will be giving a book talk and an autograph signing at Temple Beth Shalom in Vero Beach on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00. The event will be held in the social hall (building next to sanctuary) at 2:00. The public is welcome. Light snacks will be served. Book Signing hosted by Alla […]

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The Sexy 70’s

I start every chapter in my book with a joke. This is the joke that headed up the chapter titled: The Sexy 70’s An elderly couple had been dating for some time and decided it was finally time to marry. Before the wedding, they had a long conversation regarding how their marriage might work. They […]

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Pumping your own gas for the rest of your Life

You can’t write about 70 year olds without hearing the phrase…”I remember when”. There was no such thing as self-serve way back when, so, let’s get started. We remember when every gas station had at least one gas station attendant. All you did was roll down the window, not an automatic window I might add, […]

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The Donald and Hillary

I was seventy six years old during the battle of the presidency between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – two very flawed candidates who left the country having to make a choice when voting for the President of the United States. One thing I can say for sure, no matter which of these two candidates […]

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It’s fun to be thrifty excerpt

This is an excerpt from my chapter in the book titled: It’s fun to be thrifty. “Did you know that since I became a senior my husband and I do a lot of matinees said Rosy?” She laughed and said to me, “Please get your mind out of the gutter. I am talking about movie […]

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The Brotherhood of Widowhood

“For men whose marriage ends only because of death there is often a desire to repeat the happiness they knew,” said Susan Shapiro Barash, who teaches gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College. After reading this tidbit of information I now am able to understand why widowed men are more apt to jump right back into […]

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Excerpt from “Bring it on…you’re in your 70’s” about Parenthood

Did you know that becoming a gardener requires more preparation than parenting? And, did you know, parenting does not get any easier when you’re in your 70’s. We bring up our kids so they do not need us and then all of a sudden we are 70 something and that is when we begin to […]

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The New Year – Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is basically the Jewish New Year. It marks the beginning of the year because it is held on the traditional anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. The period of the eight days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are known as the High Holy Days in the Jewish religion. On the […]

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Staying Informed through Inside Vero

For those of you who miss my Vero Beach – Indian River County articles on Bea-isms I would just steer you in the direction of Inside Vero. Mark Schumann and the folks who work hard at keeping Inside Vero a local e-magazine blog/newspaper have my blessings and I will continue to steer you to some […]

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