Barbara Coleman

My Mother thought I should learn to play piano when I was very young.  She liked that woman on the Lawrence Welk Show, I only remember her as the woman whose arms jiggled madly as she played the piano franticly, but her name was Jo Ann Castle.  I thought why would I want to do that?

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Mom's Quiet Influence

In a recent Mother's Day conversation I was asked about the most important thing my mother ever taught me.  My reply is below. It was March of my senior year. Our high school basketball team had just won the state championship...and for a school where this was the only team sport, it was a big deal. We arrived back at our school and flew from the bus––wild with plans for parades and parties. ...more
Sometimes it's the smaller things that leave the biggest impression isn't it.  I'm envious of ...more

Blogs by Middle-aged Women

I was very interested to read this post! I am currently building a website/blog for all us 'middle-aged chix' called ChixChat.com. I really just wanted to share my own experiences and challenges with other women and put a humorous spin on things. Do you think there is a good market for this?   Thanks!Maggie (ChixChat)...more
Great Idea....We all have so much to share!more

Mid 50 and Starting Again

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes";”  Claire Boothe Luce...more
You are in good company!  I've made a shift like that myself and at first I had my doubts and ...more