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It’s Not the End of the World

One resident discovers the joy in giving the steering wheel over to others after a lifetime of carpooling, errands and countless miles of driving.

An Irish Christmas

From the gentle huff of a Lionel train to silly family singalongs, Christmas traditions are an unforgettable joy.

The BIG Foxhole

One officer’s journey through the Army headquarters hierarchy trains him for a real-world assignment: parenting.

Illusions of Grandeur

On the road from their Florida training to a Texas assignment, two newly commissioned officers made a play for a round of golf on a spectacular course. One look at a club goer let them know to keep moving.

The Memory Archaeologist

A memory archaeologist helps you sift through your experiences, stories and artifacts of the past to help preserve them for the future. Paradise Valley Estates has been fortunate to have one of the best working with our residents.

Get Me to the Ship on Time

When Bill Rawlinson traveled back to the States during his military service, he gained a wife and a problem: he’d left his passport in England. Quick thinking, light feet and an inspired cabbie solved his quandary.

Here We Go Again

Our traveling amigos hit the road again this summer, this time exploring Oregon and Washington while paying attention to their GPS directions — mostly.

A Quiet Knock on the Back Door

Help how you can, when you can — that was the lesson one resident learned one hot Illinois summer during her childhood.

You Wanna Sandwich

An unforgettable flight — and in-flight meal — created a tasty memory for one impressionable young GI in Saigon.


Reminiscing about the differences — and similarities — of family takes one resident on a journey back to the 1950s shore of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.