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After nearly 19 years of providing our magazine and readers with her monthly observations about life, politics, family and growing older, Observations columnist Harriett Rose is retiring her pen. Read more

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I’ve spent many hours planning my future, my money, my life, my next week – and a lot of the time, it worked out. At this point in my life, I’m not even buying green bananas, and I eat chocolate as soon as it comes in the house. Read more

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Harriett Rose reflects on her extended family – including the "double cousin" phenomena Read more

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Lexington’s “best known octogenarian,” Harriett Rose, looks back at nearly two decades of contributing for Chevy Chaser Magazine Read more

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Harriett Rose explores the addictive time-killer that is Netflix in her latest column. Read more

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After missing her column last month due to bronchitis, Harriett Rose thanks her readers for their kind words and continued support for nearly 20 years. Read more

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I’ve taken other friends to their graves, and I know that the new friends I’ve made will probably take me to mine, but I am fresh out of old friends – I’ve outlived almost all of them. I’m luckier than most my age – I can still think, and I have... Read more

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Since I was forced to quit driving (my son took away my car!), my destinations for car trips have been direct and limited. I’ve gone to doctors, grocery stores or other locales where I had specific missions – no trips just to see what was going on... Read more

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Columnist Harriett Rose reflects on the recent transition of presidential power Read more

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This is my New Year’s column. I usually use it in a nostalgic manner, to remind us of the acts of the departing year and the hopes for the year-to-come. Somehow this year, that paradigm does not fit. Read more

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In the weeks leading up to the election, I’ve been thinking of my triumphant words to celebrate my country’s steps forward, as we continue our progress into the future of the civilization of our democracy. Now I am struggling with disbelief... Read more

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Somehow my calendar has vacancies in it – not because I have nothing to do, but because the big events are yet to come. Even the weather is baffling, not that I usually write about it. ... Read more

Chevy Chaser Magazine's Observations columnist Harriett Rose celebrates the publishing of her long-awaited family history book, "Not Necessarily Kosher." Read more

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Observations columnist Harriett Rose celebrates the release of her book “Not Necessarily Kosher – Life, Love and My American Jewish Family.” Read more

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When I had to stop driving several years ago, I was truly in mourning at the loss of independence. I thought I’d never get over having to arrange for somebody to take me where I want to go. Fairly often, I discover I’m wrong about... Read more

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When I learned to drive an automobile, I learned the pedals, the clutch, the brake, window wiper, the lights and where to put the key. Nobody thought I needed to know what made the car function. That’s the same way I learned to use... Read more

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No matter what I had thought of writing this month, the news on TV makes my titles irrelevant.The results of political apportioning the early votes leading to nomination seem unimportant compared to the news from Brussels, but... Read more

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Last month I told you my troubles with my computer. This month I have had more troubles with my computer, which at the moment is inoperable. I won’t tell you how much money this “free gift” of Windows 10 has cost me, but I will... Read more

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