Sunday, May 02, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! This week Millie shares her favorite TV shows and movies.

Hello, Millie! 

This week Millie shares her favorite TV shows and movies, and what they meant to her.

Originally aired on Tuesday May 11th at 4:30 PM


Watch on Facebook:

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Sunday, April 25, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! Millie joins Steve to share memories of joy. Tuesday April 27th at 4:30 PM.

Hello, Millie!

Millie joins Steve to share memories of joy.

Join us on Facebook, Tuesday April 27th at 4:30 PM.


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Monday, April 19, 2021
 
Hello Millie! What's the best gift you ever received?

Join us live on Facebook at 4:30 PM EDT on Tuesday April 20th.

Inspired by Jan Zlotnick's book, my mom makes up her own question this week.

What's the best gift you ever received?

WATCH on FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/stevegarfield/posts/10159380831442020

Watch on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/Zx9ulNnWX1E






Tuesday, April 13, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! Who are you most like, your mom or your dad?

Hello, Millie! Who are you most like, your mom or your dad?

Originally aired on TUESDAY, APRIL 13th 4:30 PM

We went LIVE on Facebook on TUESDAY, APRIL 13th 4:30 PM PM, with Millie Garfield (95) as she answered the question, "Who are you most like, your mom or your dad?"

WATCH on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/h9QBqwacJmg

WATCH on FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/stevegarfield/posts/10159366308292020








Saturday, April 03, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! What is your favorite time of day?

Hello, Millie! What is your favorite time of day?

TUESDAY, APRIL 6th 4:30 PM

We are going LIVE on Facebook on TUESDAY, APRIL 6th 4:30 PM PM, with Millie Garfield (95) as she answers the question, "What is your favorite time of day?"

WATCH On Facebook:

Steve Garfield:






Monday, March 29, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? PART TWO

 Hello, Millie! What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? PART TWO

TUESDAY, MARCH 30th 4:30 PM

We are going LIVE on Facebook on TUESDAY, MARCH 30th at 4:30 PM, with Millie Garfield (95) as she answers the question, "What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?"

WATCH on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/eTT9bernW5I

WATCH On Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/stevegarfield/videos/10159332792927020/

Steve Garfield:

http://stevegarfield.com









Monday, March 22, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Hello, Millie! What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Originally aired  on TUESDAY, MARCH 23rd 4:30 PM

We were LIVE on Facebook on TUESDAY, MARCH 23rd at 4:30 PM, with Millie Garfield (95) as she answers the question, "What Is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?"

Steve also answers with his first experience in Angel Investing in the early days of live streaming video on smartphones. 

WATCH on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/aorQP7pRvSQ

Millie Garfield:

http://mymomsblog.blogspot.com

On Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/stevegarfield/posts/10159314233522020

Steve Garfield:

http://stevegarfield.com







Monday, March 15, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! The Golden Wallet! TUESDAY, MARCH 16th
Hello, Millie! The Golden Wallet!
We were LIVE on Facebook on TUESDAY, MARCH 16th at 7:00 PM, with Millie Garfield (95). She told us a story about the golden wallet that she's had for years, and the impression it made on a health care worker. Then we chatted with guests, Chris Brogan, Kerry O'Shea Gorgone, and Cousin Harvey!
WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE:
https://youtu.be/asvkb3xXzbU

Facebook link:



Saturday, March 06, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! What was a time when you had to stand up for yourself?

Hello, Millie! What was a time when you had to stand up for yourself?

We were LIVE on Facebook on TUESDAY, MARCH 9th at 7:00 PM, with
Millie Garfield
(95), answering the question from
Jan Zlotnick
's book, '23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today', What was a time when you had to stand up for yourself?"

Watch the replay on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQV0A6fiCns

Facebook link:
https://www.facebook.com/stevegarfield/posts/10159272373527020

'23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today'
https://janslittlenotebook.com



Monday, February 22, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! What Used To Make You The Most Happy?

 Hello, Millie! What Used To Make You The Most Happy?

We were LIVE on Facebook on Wednesday, February 24th at 4:30 PM, with Millie Garfield (95), answering the question from Jan Zlotnick's book, '23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today', "What Used To Make You The Most Happy?"
'23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today'
https://janslittlenotebook.com



Monday, February 15, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! Were you ever disappointed in one of your heroes?
On TUESDAY, February 16th, at 4:30 PM ET, we asked ask my mom, Millie Garfield (95), LIVE on Facebook, "Were you ever disappointed in one of your heroes?"

WATCH on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FGVyOkiHUM


 My mom says, "We have to get a bigger audience!"



Tuesday, February 02, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! When did you first know you were someone remarkable?
Hello, Millie!

Join my mom Millie Garfield (95), and me LIVE on FACEBOOK, as we welcome guests Jan Zlotnick (Author) and Catherine Budhi (Original art) of "23 Things I Wish I Could Have Asked My Mom and Dad." on Tuesday February 2, at 4:30 PM ET.

We answer hte question: "When did you first know you were someone remarkable?"

WATCH on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/stevegarfield/posts/10159188795202020



WATCH on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEKL-loZcsY
























Wednesday, January 27, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! "What did you do when you felt like nothing was working out"
Hello, Millie! Aired Tuesday January 26th at 7:00 PM ET, with Millie Garfield (95), answering the question from Jan Zlotnick's book, '23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today', "What did you do when you felt like nothing was working out."

Millie Garfield:
http://mymomsblog.blogspot.com

'23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today'
https://janslittlenotebook.com

Steve Garfield:
http://stevegarfield.com

YouTube:
https://youtu.be/MaQRAEhNzDg

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Monday, January 18, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! "What do you regret not having done."

 Hello, Millie! Join us LIVE on TUESDAY 1/19 at 4:30 PM.

My mom, Millie Garfield (95), answers a question from Jan Zlotnick's book, "23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today." 

This week's question, "What do you regret not having done." 

Join us LIVE on TUESDAY 1/19 at 4:30 PM. 





Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Mk8qCekefRU


http://janslittlenotebook.com




Monday, January 04, 2021
 
Hello, Millie! "If you had one day to come back to life, what would you do?"
My mom, Millie Garfield (95), answers a question from Jan Zlotnick's book, "23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today." Join us LIVE on TUESDAY 1/12 at 4:30 PM.

TODAY's QUESTION: "If you had one day to come back to life, what would you do?"

WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/VZSoACtrRds



























“These are the questions I asked out loud to my parents, who died many years ago…” Questions I wish I had asked while they were alive, yes…but, perhaps more humbling and life-changing, the things I will ask of my children and loved ones still alive — Now — while we have the chance in this short, precious life. My hope is that this book helps the reader, as it did for me, to simply ask, to listen, and to move your life forward.” - Jan Zlotnick http://janslittlenotebook.com



CLICK HERE to JOIN on FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/stevegarfield/posts/10159106665602020



Tuesday, December 29, 2020
 
Hello, Millie! "Did your parents often tell you they loved you?"
Hello, Millie! My mom, Millie Garfield, answers a question from Jan Zlotnick's book, "23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today," and then she mixes things up and asks me a question! Join us LIVE on TUESDAY 12/29 at 4:30 PM.

QUESTION, "Did your parents often tell you they loved you?"

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tKMl3QXPDxw




Wednesday, December 23, 2020
 
[VIDEO] HELLO, MILLIE! "Was there a things I said that hurt yuou and stayed with you?"

REPLAY: Join Millie (95) and her son Steve as she answers another question from Jan Zlotnick's book, "23 Things I Wish I Could Ask My Mom and Dad Today." 

Originally aired at 4:30 PM ET TODAY, TUESDAY DECEMBER 22nd, 2020.



QUESTION: "Was there a things I said that hurt yuou and stayed with you?"

WATCH on YouTube: https://youtu.be/p3TrX5UCbi0

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
 
Celebrating My Mom's 95th Birthday
Happy 95th Birthday Mom!










 
How Millie Garfield, 95, started blogged at 78 in 2003.
At 23:54 I share the story of how my mom, Millie Garfield (95), started blogged at 78 in 2003, and how I accompanied her to San Diego, where she was invited to give a keynote at BlogHer. I also tell the story of how popular she was at the pool. 😉




Friday, May 22, 2020
 
Using video technology to stay connected
NECN's Colton Bradford interviewed my mom and me about how she uses technology to stay connected:

Need a smile? Meet Millie Garfield. The self proclaimed “Internet’s Oldest Living Blogger” and she’s got a message for us all. #CallYourMother

cc: @NECN @TheHubToday @stevegarfield





My mom is one of the Internet's Oldest Bloggers according to The Ageless Project.
wegads - Ed Weiland, born 1923
Age of Rieson - Marie MacBeath, born 1925
Last Quarter - Game of Life - Ralph Leonard, born 1925
My Mom's Blog - Mildred Garfield, born 1925
Not Dead Yet! - Judith Taylor, born 1927
Milts Muse - Milton Rebmann, born 1931
A Little Red Hen - Naomi Dagen Bloom, born 1933
Along The Way - Joared, born 1935
Occasional Pursuits - Patricia Torbert, born 1937
Light Sweet Crud - Rey Barry, born 1937
BLB's Xanga Site - Bonnie, born 1939
justaskjudy - Judy, born 1940

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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
 
Ask Millie - My Mom's First Zoom Chat
After my mom was interviewed by Colton Bradford of NECN about how elders are using technology to connect while quarantined, he suggested that Millie should have her own Zoom show called Ask Millie.

So we made one.

Here it is:






Friday, March 27, 2020
 
My mom, Millie Garfield (94), in quarantine, in her retirement community.
I got on Zoom with my mom, Millie Garfield (94), who is in a retirement community of 1,500 up on the North Shore.

All dining Rooms and gatherings have been canceled. They now deliver her meals and food every three days.

They are also doing a great job, communicating with the residents. We appreciate it.

She also got a letter from our friend CC Chapman. Thanks CC!

Here's her video report!



--Steve


Friday, August 17, 2018
 
Happy 93rd Birthday Millie!


Read Ronni Bennett's nice birthday post, Millie Garfield is 93 Years Old.


Friday, August 18, 2017
 
Happy 92nd Birthday Millie!
Happy 92nd Birthday Millie Garfield!




Monday, August 22, 2016
 
I'M STILL ENJOYING MY BIRTHDAY
It's almost a week since I celebrated my 91'st birthday and would you believe I'm still receiving phone calls and cards from old friends!  They are not letting me forget that I am now a year older.  That's a good thing because I am lucky to have achieved something that not too many people lay claim to.  Some people I know do not even want to admit their age!  ;-)



But I digress...

My main reason for this post is to say "Thank you" to all my friends that sent me such wonderful wishes and caring thoughts. It really made me feel good to hear that they miss my posts and videos.

How I got started blogging

It was thirteen years ago when I asked my son Steve an innocent question, "what is a blog?" He explained it to me and asked if I would like to have my own blog. I said "Yes."

He helped me get started, encouraged me and also introduced me to video blogging. I thank him for that!

All this has got me thinking - maybe I could post something once in a while.

Life is different for me now. What would I write about? Who knows?

Again I want to tell you how much I appreciated your good words and visits to my blog.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016
 
Happy 91st Birthday Millie!
Happy 91st Birthday Millie!


Sunday, November 22, 2015
 
I Sold My Car
For the past three years that I've been living at a retirement community I've been driving less and less.

I don't have to go out on "the road" to do this or that. It's easier to take the transportation provided by Brooksby than to get into my car, get into the traffic, maintain the car, pay the insurance, get gas and repair the car when needed.

Oh, and have the car shoveled out in the winter! Forget that!

My son and daughter in-law have been great - take me food shopping and any other important errands that I have to do.

I haven't driven at night in a very long time and was not anxious to drive, even in the daytime. It was high time to throw in the towel.

As I sit here and write about my beloved Toyota Camry I realize my car was SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD.



HOW DID I DECIDE TO BUY A TOYOTA?
One winter when I was spending time in Florida I would take daily walks. At the time I was thinking about buying a new car and noticed that most of the cars that were parked on the premises were Toyota Camrys.

Well, most of the residents were seniors and I figured, if they thought it was a good car, it was a good car. When I got back up North I did a little research and made the decision "that was the car for me."

That car never gave me any trouble, good to the last drop!

The furthest that car even went was when it was being transported to Florida on a car carrier, otherwise it took me to the market, to the movies or to the mall.

Now that it is gone I have mixed feelings.

I will miss just hopping in and coming and going when I please, but happy that I no longer have the responsibility of a car. I've gotten used to managing without my own buggy.

I wanted to sell the car before the winter and that has worked out. Mostly, I am very happy that a fine young man is now the proud owner of my Toyota, and will enjoy a happy and long life with the car as I did!



What's your car story?


Saturday, August 08, 2015
 
FLIRTING WITH MY BIRTHDAY
In my day I wasn't much of a flirt, straight forward, direct and said it the way it was! Times they are a changing!

Back in July my son Steve told me that we would start celebrating my "big 90th" birthday early "so be prepared mom."

That day he and my daughter-in-law Carol came with some wonderful goodies. That's the way July went - one good thing after another!

The following week Steve invited me to join them to attend the grand opening of the Lord Hobo Brewing Co. I've given up beer drinking but if you get an invitation from your kids, you go! I do know many of Steve's friends, have meet them in person and know them via the computer so I figured it would be fun.

Little did I know what he had up his sleeve!!!

At one point in the day he escorted me to a certain area at the brewery and what do you know - I knew lots of people that were gathered there.

Next thing I knew I saw a couple of frosted cookies with candles on them and the crowd sang a jolly happy birthday to me!!!



Mind you it's still July.

One day they came for a visit carrying a very large box - what could it be?

I guessed - a book?

Yes, it turned out to be two copies of my "My Moms Blog" self published book that Steve made for me years ago!



I recently told him that one of my friends has her self published book in the Brooskby library, SO he made me a copy to contribute to the library!

I'm not through yet.

The Yiddish group that I conduct meets the first Thursday of every month. Part of every meeting is "Show and Tell" so I thought "what a great thing to bring to the meeting" - I brought the book and told my story. They loved it!

We meet for dinner and share our stories.

After the entree the wait staff takes our dessert orders, and last night it was strawberry cheese cake.

Before they served that delicious dessert the waitress walked in with a fabulous decorated cake with candles. It was a birthday cake for me!


Image: Cake with inscription "A freilekhn geburtstog Matel" / "Happy Birthday Millie" in Yiddish

The entire wait staff and my Yiddish friends sang a roaring Happy Birthday to me!!

And you know the rest of the story. Steve had contacted Brookby's catering service and ordered that special cake for me!

Boy - I never knew "flirting could be so much fun."






Monday, July 20, 2015
 
MEMORIES, MUSIC AND IRVING BERLIN
You name it, I've seen many outstanding plays in my day - comedies, dramas and musicals.

There were times when I couldn't afford the price of a "good seat" but for the price of $2.00, climbed those stairs at the theatre and sat in the second balcony, it didn't matter as long as I got to see the show!

Still going to the theatre every chance I get!

As soon as I was notified that tickets were available to see "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" my friend and I signed up. It's a good thing because the tickets that Brooksby had were sold out pronto.


Hershey Felder in "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" at ArtsEmerson. (88 Entertainment)


When they offer a trip, it includes transportation, which is a big deal, especially if it's going into Boston.

Hersey Felder did an amazing job as Irving Berlin. He told the story of his coming from Czarist Russia to New York's Lower East Side. He got to be known as "the singing waiter." That's how he earned some money.

Several times during the performance Felder gestured to the audiences as he played a tune, inviting us to sing along! We knew the words, we knew the melodies.

As he told the remarkable composer's story, the more he became alive to me. By the last scene, I really felt I was seeing Irving Berlin in the flesh!

It was a two hour show, no intermission.

He spoke about Berlin's ups and downs, his happy marriage, and love of his family.

He died in his sleep at the age of 101.

According to Berlin's obituary in the New York Times he has written a staggering 1,500 songs.

Some songs by Irving Berlin in no particular order:

God Bless America
White Christmas
Always
What'll I do
Blue Skies
Puttin on the Ritz
There's No Business Like Show Business
Let's Face the Music and Dance

Plays
"Annie Get Your Gun"
"Call Me Madam"
"As Thousands Cheer"

It's hard to pick a favorite but right now I feel like it's "Puttin on the Ritz."

IRVING BERLIN'S 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION


In order of appearance:
00:00 Shirley MacLaine opens with - "I'm Happy"
03:28 Opening title and performers are announced.
04:24 Walter Cronkite introduces Maureen McGovern & Jerry Orbach.
06:30 Maureen McGovern & 06:57 Jerry Orbach - medley
11:54 Michael Feinstein - "I Love A Piano"
14:50 Nell Carter - "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
18:13 Isaac Stern - talks about Berlin's piano, which is there on stage.
19:30 Irving Berlin singing in 1968
23:06 Willie Nelson - "Blue Skies"
25:45 Ray Charles - "How Much Do I Love You" & "What Will I Do"
32:52 Old clips of Mary Martin & John Raitt
33:40 Beatrice Arthur, MaryAnn Plunkett & Barry Bostwick - medley
44:46 Jerome Robbins
45:06 Garrison Keillor speaks about Berlin & "sing/talks" song "All Alone"
47:30 Natalie Cole - "Supper Time"
51:11 Frank Sinatra - "Always" & "When I Lost You"
54:56 Members of the United States House of Representatives & the Senate (standing on steps of the Capitol building) sing Happy Birthday to Berlin.
55:26 (Teri Garr in one of the ads I didn't take out-wish she was in the show!)

56:00 Very short clip of Irving Berlin singing "Easter Parade"
56:28 Morton Gould talks about Berlin's prodigious output of music
58:15 Old clips of Al Jolson, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman & Rosemary Clooney.
1:01:29 Rosemary Clooney - "White Christmas"
Published on Aug 30, 2012
1:05:44 Shirley MacLaine - introduces Tommy Tune
1:06:36 Tommy Tune - "Putting On The Ritz"
1:11:22 Bob Hope talks about Irving Berlin.
1:12:45 Madelyn Kahn - "You'd Be Surprised"
1:16:19 Movie clip of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers.
1:17:00 Billy Eckstine, Joe Williams & Diane Schuur - medley
1:20:42 Tony Bennett - "Shaking The Blues Away"
1:23:24 Walter Cronkite - talking about movie "This Is The Army"
1:25:05 Irving Berlin singing "Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning"
1:26:00 Ronald Reagan movie clip & military singing and marching into the show.
1:30:00 Marilyn Horne - "God Bless America"
1:33:57 Berlin receiving medal in 1954 for "God Bless America"
1:34:40 Shirley MacLaine - "There's No Business Like Show Business"
1:35:50 Grand Finale


Sunday, June 28, 2015
 
A FOURTH OF JULY MANICURE
It was time for my son to have his Mercedes-Benz serviced and invited me to take advantage of Mercedes-Benz of Burlington's complimentary manicure, "while you wait, have your nails done."

A few months ago I had the pleasure of that experience and didn't hesitate to say, "yes."

When I walked into the salon I noticed very attractive and clever red, white and blue decorations.
The manicurist explained that the colors were chosen in recognition  of the upcoming holiday.

In keeping with the theme of the holiday she suggested I choose from a shade of blue- light blue, medium or deep blue!  WHAT!

When I do my nails myself, it's always a clear or natural shade.  Never, ever did I wear a dark color!!!

I made a quick decision and said, "ok, lets do the dark blue."

Once she finished doing that part of the manicure - she asked me if I would like to `add some shimmer to my nails.  I don't remember exactly her chose of words but again I had to make another decision!

What the heck - you only live once!

I must say , it was a fun thing  to do!

My son Steve upon seeing my "DO" took a photo of his mom with her Fourth of July manicure, posted it on his website and received a surprising number of comments.



"Ma, you should make a post about it and find out why so many people responded to this particular post."

OK, so I'm trying to figure it out myself.

Is it because I'm close to 90?

Is it because I had them done in blue?

Is it because I had fun doing it?

Is it because I did something I never did before?

Or is it all of the above?





Friday, June 05, 2015
 
Sharing Yiddish at Brooksby Village Over Dinner with Friends
Here at Brooksby Village there are many residents that lead groups on a variety of subjects.

For example there's Calligraphy, Art, a Writers group, a book club, foreign films, a knitting group and even a Style Workshop.

Whatever your interest is, you'll find it here!

I'm not through yet, there's a Spanish Conversation Group, a French Conversation Group, and for the past year there is a Yiddish Conversation Group dinner which I lead.

I stress the fact that I am not a teacher. I'm there to encourage the people to speak Yiddish, even if it's half English and half Yiddish, it gets the mind going.

What still surprises me is - even if they think they don't know the word, it comes back to them. That has happened to me too.

Someone might say a word that I haven't heard in years and I remember it!!

We meet the first Thursday of the month. I send out flyers letting the group know time, place and what the theme of the evening will be.


Image: Recent Flyer

Recent themes were Passover,Mother's Day and just last night it was Father's Day.

I encourage the group to prepare something to present in Yiddish.

A handful do it in Yiddish, another handful do it half Yiddish / half English, and some just tell their story in English.

For those who do not prepare anything (and there are a lot of those) they get stimulated and add their two cents! That's ok too.

We hold our get-togethers in a private dining room that seats a maximum of sixteen people.

Last night I asked one of the lovely waitress to take a picture of our happy group at Brooksby.


Image: Our group

We sure are a happy bunch!









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