Warriors, heroes and geezers

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.” Other than a brief stint in UT’s Air Force ROTC, where my only claim to fame was to be nominated to the military ball court, I’ve never had the privilege of serving my country in the armed...

In praise of fried okra

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” You’ll recall from a previous Geezer Story that Rule #3 for the Care and Feeding of Old People is  Food matters. A lot. Today we continue the culinary adventures of DooDaddy with a...

A word about hydration

“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink” I’m a firm believer in water. Always have been. Before it was chic. Tap water, room temp, no ice is my preference, but old people don’t drink water. They drink coffee and iced tea, single-malt Scotch and...

Remembering my mother on Mother’s Day

“You are the only person who knows what your Mother’s heart sounds like from the inside.” I remember the whiff of Chanel No. 5 and the swish of her stockings as she left to go out with my dad. I remember the apricot silk comforter at the foot of their bed, where...

DooDaddy slays at Red Lobster

“Bless the food before us, the family beside us, and the love between us. Amen.” Beyoncé isn’t the only one who likes Red Lobster, as DooDaddy will readily attest. We hit the happening seafood spot Saturday night for some geezer-pleasing cuisine....