Pearls, Pills, & Vodka
By Jocelyne Mullis
Have you slipped on anything lately? Better be careful, you might end up in a retirement community! That’s what happened to Amanda after she slipped on black ice. Her move to Sunny Meadow Retirement Home is smooth enough, and her life continues in a predictable pattern, but this selection of short stories shakes up the perceptions that we might have of retirees and their lives. Who knew that there are gigolos who cater to elderly ladies or that seniors enjoy a bit of intimacy in the afternoon? Romance, mystery, friendship, family, and the irritations of day-to-day life are all part of the mix at Sunny Meadow where residents have perspectives, talents, and connections that are as unique as their personalities. Under the well-intended oversight of Cedric H. Hawkins (aka The Hawk), Amanda, Grace, Olga, and the others create a unique community that illuminates the concerns and realities of aging, all presented with humour and sensitivity. Join the group and share their stories; they will touch you, surprise you, trouble you, and make you laugh—not your ordinary visit to a Retirement Home!