It is with regret that I must tell you my dear Senior Salon participants that I am going on what may be a long hiatus from writing this blog and this will be the last Senior Salon for some time.  It has been my very great pleasure to meet all of you and to run the Salon.  I wish all of you continued success in your artistic endeavors.



We have walked our paths a long time and have a lot to offer. Come and reveal your artistic vision.

The SENIOR SALON is dedicated to showcasing the talents of the post 9 to 5 generation. The generation who finally has time to get in touch with the right side of their brain.  The SENIOR SALON features art, music, writing, poetry, photography, creative cooking, creative fashion, and anything else that you can dream up.   Allow YOUR muse to guide you into a new creative endeavor or enhance an existing creative endeavor.

It is my pleasure to invite you once again to link your blog to mine today and reveal your artistic creations in any field: fiction writing, nonfiction, poetry, photography, painting, pottery, cooking.

In the true spirit of a salon, take this opportunity to widen your circle of blogging friends by reading some new posts along with the tried and true that you have come to love.

I want to mention to anyone who is reading this, that you do not need an special invitation from me to participate. If you have a little silver in your hair, please feel free to add your link and join in the fun.

After linking to this blog, in the true spirit of a salon, please take the time to read someone else’s blog and comment and offer encouragement on their artistic endeavors.




About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

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  1. I wish you a restful time and send many hugs and positive thoughts your way. Thanks for the Senior Salon, I enjoyed meeting so many wonderful bloggers here. Let us know how you are doing from time to time. ❤

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      1. Bernadette, Charley and I cannot express in words how sorry we are that Andrew, you and your family are dealing with this terrible sadness. We can only hope and wish that our prayers bring a miracle or some peace into your life right now. You are much loved and appreciated, Bernadette. Thank you for all of your words of encouragement enabling our thoughts to be shared with others.

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  2. Hi Bernadette. I’m very sorry to hear that you are going to be on a (possibly long) break, and hope that this isn’t a result of any kind of problem. If so, I wish you well for it. And if not, I wish you well anyway, and thank you for inviting me into the Senior Salon. I’ve made a number of good blogging friends from being here, and will be forever grateful to you for that. Take care, my friend x

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      1. Oh Bernadette, that is awful. I’m so sorry for you and your family. I just hope that Andrew isn’t in pain and knows that he is surrounded by your love. Take care, my lovely friend xx


      1. My thoughts are with you Bernadette. This is something that is hard enough for anyone to face, more so for a parent. Much love and support for you now.


  3. Bernadette, your generosity and support in hosting this site has been second to none. I wish you well and hope that the hiatus is restful and enervating for you. Wishing you every blessing , Raili x

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  4. Thank you for all you have done for us. I hope this ‘break’ is a short one, and that you will be back with us soon. It’s good to take time out once in a while. I hope this is a minor ‘blip’ in your life, and you are taking time out to rest and heal.

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      1. Dear Bernadette,

        I will not say I can imagine what you are going through, because I can’t. I am glad you can be with Andrew. I am glad he is not alone.
        I wish you all the strengths you will need in the coming days, weeks and months.
        I will be thinking of you.

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  5. My wonderful blogging friend —

    Although I “liked” each of the comments above to indicate that I feel the same way, there is nothing, really, to actually LIKE about burn-out, physical or mental, except for the fact that you are wise enough to pull back and take a break from supporting others for whatever reason you realize you need one.

    Thank you so much for playing host – and I am especially grateful for the time since I have been aware of the Salon after a wonderful invitation left on my blog.

    I know personally what must be given up to MAKE the time to visit *each* of the posts linked with the ones we leave for others each week, “in the spirit of a true salon” — and I always see a comment from you that makes me wonder what YOU have forgone to host and promote the site and the Salon.

    It is with a heavy heart that I link for what might be the last time, but a heart full of gratitude and well-wishes for your continued health and success nonetheless.

    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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  6. Dear Bernadette,

    Thanks so very much for extending such a welcoming invitation to so many seniors here on Senior Salon. You’ve not only given me the opportunity to display some of my own artistic rendering, you’ve helped me meet several talented bloggers and make new friends.

    Wishing you a lovely, restful and happy hiatus. You will be missed…

    Love & hugs,

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  7. Dear Bernadette, I hope all is well and that this will be a time of rest and creativity. Until we moved I really organized my weeks and my writing around my blog and a lot of the motivation to meet the deadline of a weekly blog came from wanting to share my writing with the many wonderful bloggers I met through Senior Salon, some of whom have, like you, I have come to see as friends. So, I owe you a great debt of gratitude. I was just getting myself back in gear for my writing and will truly miss sharing it with all the wonderful people you have drawn to the Salon and with you, gracious friend. May your time away bring you health, happiness, joy and renewal. Love and the best of wishes, Jo

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      1. Oh, Bernadette, I am so very sorry. It means so much that you shared this with me at a cost to you, I know. I will be praying for Andrew and for you, and for all who love you both. May God be with you in this. Love, Jo

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      1. oh dear God! I am heartbroken for you. I am going out now to pray. I am not good for much, but I care deeply and wish I could be there to just hold your hand-or send something crashing-whatever you need. I am so very sorry. Sweet Bernadette, ma grace and mercy fill your heart.

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      1. Oh no. So, so sorry. I know that writing was the only thing that gave me an outlet while my husband was dying and it may be the only thing that may help afterwards. I know you have so many friends–all of us here to be support in any way possible and certainly, one of them is to lend an ear.

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  8. Oh, Bernadette, I’m so sorry to hear your news. Sending you and your son light and love and peace. I’ll keep you in my heart and prayers. Take care of yourself during this difficult and precious time, my friend. ❤

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  9. Sending this from my small writing space to yours full of heartache and pain. WE ARE ALL WITH YOU IN SPRIT and LOVE. Peace to you, to Andrew, as he goes to the next place full of spirit and grace. PEACE to you. We all are surrounding you with hugs.

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  10. I have read your reasons, Bernadette, and I’m sending prayers for peace and comfort for your son, and love and strength for you and your family. My thoughts are with you. I know there are no words to comfort–just know that you are being thought of and lifted up by those you’ve touched in such a positive way. Dawn

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  11. I’m so sorry to read about Andrew. I can barely imagine what that would be like. I will miss participating in Senior Salon but am VERY glad that you are taking care of yourself by cutting out things that aren’t essential. I hope you get a lot of support for yourself as you take time to care for Andrew and be with those who love him.


  12. He is lucky to have you by his side Bernadette. So sorry to come back here and find you gone after such a long time of neglecting my own blog. I have enjoyed reading here and hope to see you back one day. You will remain in my feed.



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