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Active Adults Celebrate College-Bound Grandchildren

Author Lois Wyse perhaps said it best: “Grandchildren are so much fun, I should have had them first.” Many of us have relocated – “right-sized” our homes – to be closer to our adult children and and our grandchildren. But even these lights of our lives grow up, learn to drive, start dating, go to […]

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Active Adults Live in Houses of Dreams

(based on “Houses of Dreams,” a poem by Sara Teasdale)   You took my random dreams And filled them – every one With finishes and amenities In neighborhoods that are fun.   From the time of my first visit My dreams began to take form The homes that Windsong builds Active Adults’ lives do transform. […]

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March On To An Active Adult Lifestyle

set to “When The Saints Come Marching In”   We are forging whole new pathways From those who’ve come before You don’t need to be invited To a lifestyle where less is more.   Oh when it’s Spring, we’re moving in When it’s Spring, we’re moving in To the place where neighbors know each other […]

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Set Me Free… To Live the Active Adult Lifestyle

A Boomer Poem based on “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,”performed by The Supremes 50 years ago, in November 1966   It set me free, my Windsong home Outdoor living’s in my Windsong home I really love my Windsong home This lifestyle is catching on! We’re finished with the great big house, so this lifestyle’s catching […]

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Active Adults Know: The Sidewalk Leads To Friends

There is a place where the sidewalk leads to friends Where a new chapter of life begins, And there the grass is cut to the perfect height, And there the sun shines through windows bright, And courtyards are perfect both day and night As are each of the rooms within.   Let us live in […]

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In Spring Come Forth Active Adults

(inspired by Emily Dickinson’s “From Cocoon Forth a Butterfly”) As winter loosens its chilly grip and redbud and jonquil blossoms appear Days grow longer, rainy but warm and bird songs echo for all to hear.   From beneath their layers of jackets come homeowners breathing deep the spring Teasing for weeks till it finally arrives […]

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Why Boomers Love Windsong! Adapted from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” by Dr. Seuss (1957)

Every Boomer at Windsong liked their homes a lot But those who had not right-sized most certainly did not! They hemmed and they hawed, each one had their reason: “Don’t know what I want,” “It’s not the right season!” Then into the sales office at Windsong they strolled, They toured through the model and reported, […]

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A Boomer Thanksgiving at Windsong

 inspired by The Garden of Proserpine, by Algernon Charles Swinburne   Here at home, the world is quiet; Until the Thanksgiving crowd arrives ‘Tis a shame to utter ‘diet’ Amid turkey, side dishes, and pies; I sit in the courtyard knowing In spring my flowers will be growing Where now autumn winds are blowing And […]

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The Haven ~ a not-so-scary poem inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven,” in honor of Halloween

Once upon a midnight dreary, I sat and pondered, weak and weary, Over many a dull and laborious volume of endless chores – While as I nodded, nearly asleep, suddenly into my brain did creep A thought that home should be less stressful, with neighbors like me living next-door. “’Tis a dream,” I muttered, “teasing […]

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Sonnet for September – A Fall Poem for Active Adults

It’s the time of year when you may behold Golden leaves hold fast to slender branches; Canopies grow thin with increasing cold, Those already-shed leaves race in wind-whipped dances.   Scarves and sweaters rejoin changing wardrobes, Chilly nights invite fire pit celebrations, Tailgate meals prepared in new abodes Consumed in front of big-screens with warm […]

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