Tag Archives: Inspiration

Make A Difference: Help Get “Light Years” Produced

I read about a film called Light Years and knew you’d want to know about it too.  The film features Dee, Anita and Paul.  Three people who are vibrant, creative, active in their community, and have reinvented themselves over the years.  And oh, by the way, Dee is 91 and Anita is 98 years of age.  Take a look at the clip below to learn more about these amazing people.


Now that you’ve seen the clip, I’m sure you’d like to see the film.  Well in order to complete the film, Director, Claire Panke is seeking pledges via Kickstarter.  As of this post, Light Years has $28,169 in pledges, which is 64% of the total $44,000 goal.  Take a look at how Kickstarter works and here’s a link to Light Years’ Kickstarter page.  I hope the film reaches its goal by the deadline of June 9th at 6:01 p.m. PDT .  I personally think the message is an important one.

The Purlettes + One (Part II)

Some bloggers seek fame and fortune by writing about universally loved topics of celebrities, food and fashion.  I too love these blogs for the pure escapism they provide.  Who doesn’t want to drool over a mouthwatering chocolate cake or read the latest celebrity gossip?

But I, on the other hand, write about a subject near and dear to my heart but not as universally embraced by the masses.  I write about remarkable senior citizens, elder care tips; things of interest for seniors in Marin, and of course my amazing 92 year-old-dad.

So imagine my surprise when Sarah Oliver (Founder of Sarah Oliver Handbags) commented on my post, A Little Purse with Purpose: The Purlettes + One and then wrote a post on her blog (part of which is below).  Thank you Sarah and The Purlettes + One for making beautiful products by beautiful seniors!

“Each year I attempt to share with the Purlettes +1 how important their work is to the success of our company. I like to refer to them as the backbone of SOH but I’m never sure I convey how big an impact their work has on our customers. So this year I was particularly excited to share a blog post by Warren’s Daughter, that I recently stumbled upon.

This post was written in a way that brought full circle, the impact the bags have on our customers. I have the luxury to see first hand, the reaction of a customer when they first hear that our handbags are made by seniors in their late 80s and 90s. I see their eyes light up, almost in disbelief and watch as they go find a friend to bring back in order to share what they just learned. I have a hard time describing to the Purlettes the emotional reaction I witness when customers see our bags.Warren’s Daughter’s blog post about her first encounter with sarah oliver handbags, beautifully captured that emotional reaction in words. Needless to say, the Purlettes felt so proud when Daphne read the blog post aloud. I love the last sentence, “My handbag so reminds me of my mother and all the things that I hope for, as I grow older…community, purpose, wisdom, inspiration and timeless beauty.”