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Beautiful Recommendation-Organizing

Beautiful Recommendation-Organizing

We wanted to share this beautiful recommendation: I became acquainted with MaryAnne Sullivan 10 years ago. My aging mother needed help downsizing and organizing her myriad of cutter. To my sister and I, mother’s home was a daunting task. But for MaryAnne, it was her specialty and […]

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National Geographics derail one couple’s aging in place

National Geographics derail one couple’s aging in place

Several years ago two sons invited me into the family home for an Aging in Place assessment of their parents in their late 80s. The father was fragile and their mother had health problems. Neither parent could complete their daily care routines. The picture was bleak — for […]

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Jan. 22 CA History Talk

Jan. 22 CA History Talk

Neat and free California history event on Jan. 22 in Sacramento: “Governor Culbert Levy Olson – Past, Present and Future: A Statesman Ahead of His Time” – A Special Appreciation By His Granddaughter, Debra Deanne Olson Debra Deanne Olson recounts the remarkable story of her grandfather, former Gov. […]

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Follow-Up Michelle Singletary’s Story About Her Mother

Follow-Up Michelle Singletary's Story About Her Mother

Back in April, we posted a link to Michelle Singletary’s story about her mother’s accident and how difficult it was to get anything accomplished because her mother didn’t have her paperwork in order. I’m cleaning up paperwork today and found Michelle Singletary’s June 21, 2014 column about her mother’s […]

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Helpful Red Cross List: 21 Weeks to Prepare for Disaster

Helpful Red Cross List: 21 Weeks to Prepare for Disaster

One of MaryAnne’s friends shared the American Red Cross 21 Weeks to Prepare list recently and we wanted to share it with our readers. I have 2 emergency kits ready: one at home, filled with items for the humans and the pets; and one at work, in […]

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Tales from the front: Organizing is like an onion

Tales from the front: Organizing is like an onion

We wanted to share this lovely note we received from a long-time client. She’s a widow and figuring out what direction she wants her life to take in her 70s. Getting organized is like an onion – you pull off one layer, work on the next layer, […]

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Sacramento Co. post lists of licensed haulers

Sacramento Co. post lists of licensed haulers

Your home is your sanctuary. This means only inviting people in you trust. Sibert & Sullivan, LLC has the special business license issued by Sacramento County. As a result, we were both fingerprinted and the prints were run through the Live Scan system, before the license was […]

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Great Read: Lost Family Letters Found

Great Read: Lost Family Letters Found

I finished reading the latest California State Library Foundation Bulletin (No. 107, 2014) and wanted to share a wonderful story. In the article “A Reunion with a Twist“, Debbie Hollingsworth tells a heartwarming story of letters written by a World War I Doughboy from California, acquired by the […]

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5 Tips: Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

5 Tips: Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2013 is less than 1 week away! Here’s SimplifyAt55.com’s 5 tips for getting ready for Thanksgiving: Check condition of your guest pillows: clean or not? Wash all guest bedding: especially sheets and pillowcases Stop the snoops! Clean out medicine cabinet, hide the items you don’t want […]

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Unwanted rock collection? Donation Opportunity

Unwanted rock collection? Donation Opportunity

Did you end up an unwanted rock collection? Sometimes we inherit or are gifted items we have no idea what to do with. But it doesn’t feel right to throw it away and you don’t want to burden someone else with it. Or, what if you were […]

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Thank you Lodi AAUW!

On September 17, 2013, MaryAnne and I had the privilege of speaking to the Lodi AAUW (American Association of University Women) about Managing Our Lives. We had so much fun sharing our knowledge and stories! The audience was dynamite! Our seminar ended and to our delight, in honor […]

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Listen: Jeanne Shares Her Story Donating to the CA State Library

Listen: Jeanne Shares Her Story Donating to the CA State Library

Hi Everyone – MaryAnne and I are so excited to share our first audio recording with our visitors. The first podcast focuses on how I donated my collection of Miracle Mile Caravans and Central Valley Harvesters to the California History Room at the California State Library. Want […]

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