ROMEO BLOG

This page is being created for members to discuss ideas, cerebrations, opinions, sentiments and views on topics of interest to other like minded men of distinction – our Romeo Club members!

Adjustments in wardrobe after retirement • Downsizing living arrangements • Fun things to do with grandchildren Keeping your driver’s license • Benefits of Senior Living Facilities • Loss of Hearing • Dealing with loss of hair Loss of spouse • Cooking skills and how to develop them • Medical Crises – knee, hip, shoulder Health Club activities • Difficult son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws • Trips and vacations I always wanted to take Fishing and golf • Entertainment options and ideas

Television - Then & Now

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 My father, who loved western TV shows (Gunsmoke, Lone Ranger, Gene Autry, Roy Rodgers) ultimately, had the last say as to what we would watch.  Whoever held the Channel Selector Dial had to surrender it over to him because he ultimately chose what the family was going to watch that evening.  TV was such a novelty that we didn’t care what we watched.   We were content.

Today my TV has access to hundreds of channels yet I can count on one hand the number of channels that I actually watch. It’s not much more than the three channels I remember watching as a kid.

THE EMPTY DINING ROOM - Holidays

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Last Thanksgiving I was hospitalized with pneumonia. My daughter Kristen and her husband Tony intervened and hosted Thanksgiving Day dinner at their home. This week they asked if they could continue our family tradition of Thanksgiving Dinner at their home. I graciously conceded the hosting of the holiday to them from this year forward. I happily and willingly did it for the past 50 years and now realize that the time has come for me to pass this precious tradition onto a younger family member.
This will be the first time that I will have not only an empty chair at the Thanksgiving dinner table but an empty dining room as well.