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Great Idea: Estate Sale to Benefit Charity

At the end of last year, I read this exciting article describing how after her husband died,¬†Laraine Gerber, a former actress and current winery owner, donated the contents of their Murphys home to the Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. … Continue reading

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MaryAnne Looks Back: National Geographics derail one couple’s aging in place

Several years ago two sons invited me into the family home for an Aging in Place assessment of their parents in their late 80s. The father was fragile and their mother had health problems. Neither parent could complete their daily … Continue reading

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Great Story about the dispersion of Chef Jeremiah Tower’s cookbook collection

One challenge people face when simplifying their possessions is what to do with all of their cookbooks?¬†After a lifetime of cooking, a lifetime of collecting, a lifetime of trying different baked chicken/risotto/oatmeal cookie recipes, how does one part with the … Continue reading

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