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Last month, Robin and I decided the time had finally come for us to move from our “paradise home” here in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, to a new home in Franklin, Tennessee. We’ve been here 14 years, and they have been great retirement years, full of fun and service activities with many friends who have settled here from all over the country. But now we need to begin a new chapter in our lives.

Robin’s heart issues are resolved now—he’s no longer having the spasms with fluttery stomach sensations and light-headedness. His recent stents and pace maker, along with a daily medication, seem to have alleviated those problems.

However, he continues to experience memory loss. So far, it’s mostly vacations and activities from the past that he cannot remember. He still functions fairly well in his daily tasks, so while we are both healthy and able to make decisions and work together, we have embarked on the monumental tasks of sorting through, cleaning out, donating, and selling items we don’t need to take with us to our new place.

At the end of August, we made a commitment to rent a “villa” (townhome) on a transitional senior living campus called The Fountains of Franklin. We plan to live independently in our villa for a number of years, but we’ll have access to assisted living and memory care when we need it. Here is a photo of our new home at 347 Celebration Circle, Franklin, TN 37067

Two of our children, Steve and Sharon, live in Franklin, and our other son, Marty, lives only about three hours away in Maryville, TN, just south of Knoxville. It’ll be great to be closer to all of them and their families.

Moving is always traumatic, and the future is always uncertain. However, we have already sold our home here in the Village, and if all goes well, we’ll be closing on the sale and moving on October 20.  That’s exciting!

Stay tuned, my dear readers. This “Southern Story Lady” will soon be sending you her tales from the great state of Tennessee! Much love to all of you!


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