Bowling with the Masons: When yer former athleticism flees the scene.

Last week I took Lietta to the local bowling alley at Hugo's here on South Hill. As we drove to the site, we began talking about what we used to do, what we might still be able to do and whether or not we were kidding ourselves. In retrospect, Lietta was not kidding herself and …

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He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside still waters.

In May, my mother-in-law, Joy Ellsworth, had had enough with a pain in her right side and finally agreed with our urging her to go to the hospital emergency room. Despite the fact that her primary care physician had been encouraging Joy for some time to do just that, Joy's style was to call the …