Parents of Grown Offspring (POGO) offers constructive, supportive strategies for family issues.

 Barbara Greenleaf

Barbara Greenleaf

Dear Friend,

     We’re so focused on keeping in touch with our adult children electronically that we often overlook the joys of just hanging out in person. Recently, I sat down with parents and their offspring who live in close proximity to one another to find out what they like about it, what they don’t, and how they make it work. See Short-Distance Love to compare their experience to yours.
      Then we go to the movies on the 25th anniversary of The Joy Luck Club, an entertaining and emotional tale of the immigration experience, the generation gap, and mother/daughter bonding.  The flashbacks to WWII China are particularly well done, vividly depicting the plight of young women in that traditional culture. The mahjong table gets us going in Chinese Mothers/American Daughters.
   Finally, put on your thinking cap to figure out what our heroine, Julie, has to do to combat her significant other’s daughter – who’s out to sabotage her father’s relationship with Julie. Our panel puts in their two cents and so should you in Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire.

Boomer Café recently featured another one of my humorous pieces on aging. Hope you enjoy reading “Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Waist Gone?” as much as I enjoyed writing it. Click here to see if you can relate:

Happy Summer! 

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