Something new could happen to each of us every day or we may remember something from our past that is special to us. This could be interesting and worth sharing.

This is what we are doing with Your Good Life each week in the three features below. We invite you to join us by reading and contributing your own writing to share with other seniors.

For the week of October 18, 2021


The last regular issue; thanks for your support.

Family Trip to the Galapagos Islands

Sharing a memorable family vacation.

Reboot Haiku

Several Haiku Poems were sent in this past week.

[Photo by Kevin Butz on Unsplash]
Blue footed “boobie”

From The Editors

Thank you for “picking up” this story and thanks to all who have contributed your own story, poem, photo or comment online. You have helped make Your Good Life, a literary website for seniors by seniors, possible at Marquette.

In the past three years more than 60 readers have created and published their own work not only online but have seen it in a book. Recollections and Memories is a collection of the first 50 Chapbook stories published in November 2020. In addition, a handful of residents have completed their memoir. Our thanks to Rosemary and Bruce Hume for their leadership in this area.


From A Reader
Mary Margaret O’Connor

Our family Christmas celebration in 2008 was our most extraordinary and exciting. We were aboard a yacht in the Galapogos archipelago. There was a cloudless sky with a brilliant sun bearing down on the Pacific Ocean. Our Ecuadorian crew greeted us with Felice Navidad and a fellow passenger, a 17-year-old boy, played O little town of Bethlehem on his trumpet, the only Carol we heard. Pedro, our rotund chef, was clad in a red shirt and Santa cap which lighted up. His special al fresco dinner included a beautiful baked Turkey decorated with fruit and a luscious cake made with fresh fruits and festooned with dollops of whipped cream dotted with cherries. He proudly presented these dishes and we exclaimed muchas gracias accompanied by many oohs and aahs.

From The Editors

The first are from a reader, Julie Sutton, using 5-7-5-syllable count:

How are you feeling?
My mind is in confliction.
A roller coaster.

So is it a new day?
I peeked around the curtain.
It looked much the same.

How Does My Garden Grow….Slow
Sitting patiently
My eyes trained on the plowed earth
Waiting for a sprout.