Who I Met Today

Conversations by Pamela Lamp

Category Self Study

Lee Estes – Silo Mural Brings Well-Deserved Celebrity Status

In today’s world, with our steady stream of negative news, self-promotion, and verbal and physical attacks, it is heartening to meet a man like Lee Estes.  Humble and unassuming, he is an excellent example of good deeds being rewarded.  As he stands in his driveway and shakes his head and smiles, it is clear he is still not accustomed to seeing his 15-story likeness a few blocks away.  The Nations

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Roger Senechal – Total Solar Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, the first coast to coast total solar eclipse in 99 years will sweep across the country.  Most people will see only a partial eclipse – the moon will appear to take a bite out of the sun – an amazing show on its own. The twelve million people lucky enough to be situated along the 50-70 mile band of totality will view, according to Roger Senechal,

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Something New and Different

You can’t just be you.  You have to double yourself. You have to read books on subjects you know nothing about. You have to travel to places you never thought of traveling. You have to meet every kind of person and endlessly stretch what you know.

    -Mary Wells Lawrence, 88, advertising executive and first female CEO of a NYSE company

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The Green Bag Ladies

Around the world, we discard one million plastic bags every single minute.  We use, on the average,  a bag for 25 minutes, and it takes 100-500 years for the bag to decompose.   Our plastic trash, disposed of on land, eventually flows from streams to rivers to the oceans.   An ocean gyre is a system of ocean and wind  currents, swirling like a whirlpool.  The trash is ultimately drawn into

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Exercises To Maintain Mobility As We Age

Surely you know an older women who cannot twist to buckle her seatbelt?  Or one who has trouble bending down to reach a skillet in the lower kitchen cupboard?  Maybe a friend who avoids going up and down the stairs? After talking with Adam Lee about how to combat the aging demons, I am all in and determined to work on my joint mobility.  Mobility refers to the ability to move

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What Do You Do?

My kids are grown and on their own, and I don’t have a job. 

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Foam Rolling For Mobility and Flexibility As We Age

Unlike Bob Hope, the comedian and avid golfer who lived to be 100, I am not able to have  a massage every single day of my life.  However, I have learned that foam rolling, basically self massage,  is an easier and less expensive alternative.   It helps accomplish some of the same things as massage – kneading the tissues and loosening things up. When I talked with Adam Lee, a

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Working Harder At Fitness As We Age

You need to get comfortable with the uncomfortable for there to be change.  Although applicable in all facets of life, Adam Lee lives by this mantra in the fitness world. I talked with  Adam, a Nashville fitness trainer for the past 16 years, about ways to keep my body from rolling steadily downhill as I approach my 60’s and beyond. 

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Apron Strings-Trust and Thank and Pray

We’ve certainly had our share of disagreements,  but Meme has consistently made me feel adored, cherished, and respected.   She hasn’t missed a chance to proclaim how lucky she is to have me as her “other daughter.”  Despite all my mistakes, and on my worst days, she has  gushed about what a great wife and mother I am.  I truly love my mother-in-law. Meme  was always there for me –

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Our Marriage Notebook – Dates With A Little Red Book

A few years ago, I gave my husband a simple and inexpensive valentine – a small,  red notebook. Inside the front cover, I wrote a message to my sweetheart.   I proposed, with this notebook in hand,  we sit down a few times a year and talk about our marriage.   My concept was to  document our hopes and dreams for the coming months, our aspirations, what we’d like to

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