Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

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September 25, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Omaha Magazine

One of the stories in this issue hit home for me—our health story. My sister had shingles that went into her eye. I asked her about her experience and want to pass what she wrote […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

60Plus Opener

August 21, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Omaha Magazine

This issue of 60 Plus features some wonderful, caring people. Mike Pallas, who leads the Valley View 4-H Club, works with youth living at Omaha Home for Boys. Jerry Meyer devotes several hours a week […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

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June 17, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Omaha Magazine

Retiring and retired seniors have varied interests in the arts and provide many contributions to the Omaha community. Retired UNO professor Bonnie O’Connell has a love of books and the art of printing. In her […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

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May 22, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha

This June issue is all about food. In past years, this issue has been one of our most popular. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, when my children were very young, we seldom went […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

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February 14, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Family, People

When I hear about Nebraska’s wild turkeys, it always reminds me of bygone days when my boys were young—and we raised peacocks. Our peacocks would roam throughout the yard’s five wooded acres. The birds stayed […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

Prime Time 2019

January 3, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fashion

A couple of years ago, I saw a book featuring older people from California and New York dressed to the hilt, telling stories of their life experiences. I thought, “Omahans have many stories to tell, […]

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October 16, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Family, People

‘Tis the season for snowbirds to fly south. It’s hard for me to imagine being a snowbird, though. I genuinely enjoy Nebraska’s winter months: the blowing snow, beautiful scenery, and families gathered for holidays. These […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

September/October 2018 60Plus Opener

September 10, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Family, Omaha Magazine

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Temperatures are comfortable, and everything looks dazzling with the brilliant foliage of jewel-like green, yellow, orange, red, amber, and gold. It’s a great time for guests to […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

60Plus Opener

August 21, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Temperatures are comfortable, and everything looks dazzling with the brilliant foliage of jewel-like green, yellow, orange, red, amber, and gold. It’s a great time for guests to […]

Contributing editor 60Plus Gwen Lemke

60Plus Opener

June 20, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People, Recipes

Since this is our food issue, I wanted to share a recipe that has been passed down through generations of my family. I remember Grandmother Johnson (my mother’s mother) coming for long summer and Christmastime […]