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Susan Towers on a recent trip to San Francisco
Susan Towers
Susan L. Towers, M.S., retired from Beebe’s Marketing & Communications department in 2017 to pursue her writing, and to experience new adventures with friends and family. She serves on the board of Delaware Humanities, and is member of several organizations, including the Rehoboth Art League and the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild. She is an advocate of the arts and humanities, and is passionate about the outdoors.
Smith Island by kayak
Now that I’ve decided to be as active as I can, until I can’t, I jumped at the chance to kayak for a weekend around Smith Island. I spotted the calendar item on Facebook that Delaware Nature Society posted months ago for the first week in October (earlier this month). It was part of the society’s Eco Tour programming, like the upcoming trip in November to watch birds in the Andes, and a February...
Sue enjoys a camping and outdoors adventure with the Backroads group.
My favorite life experiences have involved camping – and I don’t want to give camping up. My parents sent me away to Yokuts Club Camp in Yosemite when I was seven years old. Though that first camping escapade for me was actually my expulsion during their divorce, my love for the outdoors was established. I saw the Milky Way for the first time. I smelled the scent of authentic cedar and experienced...
Enjoying the summer with a stroll on the Rehoboth Boardwalk.
Each year, you welcome the colorful, expansive skies and the warm temperatures of southern Delaware’s summer as if they are old friends. Icy roads, sharp winter winds, and layers of clothing are long forgotten. Even the humidity doesn’t slow you down. Instead, the early morning sunrises pouring light into your bedroom remind you how beautiful these days can be. You feel energized and ready for the...
Enjoying an outdoor concert is a great way to relax and visit with friends and neighbors.
Summer in southern Delaware means basking in the sun at any one of a number of beaches. It means fishing, boating, golfing, walking, and bicycling. It means visiting small historic towns, barbecuing in the backyard or eating at great restaurants, and tax-free shopping. It also means free outdoor evening concerts in parks and bandstands in Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton, Georgetown,...
susan towers book club
With the arrival of the new comedy “Book Club” (starring baby boomers Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen), I thought it would be timely to write about book club membership. Book clubs that meet in homes often have great food! Once I watched the movie trailer, however, I realized that the groups with which I am familiar in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach are nothing like the one...
susan towners april blog
In late March, as the morning sunlight peered through my shades and cardinals and robins called to their mates outside, I felt spring. I truly felt an energy that had not been around since, well, July 4 th fireworks. I quickly got out of bed, slipped on sweats and a jacket, and hurried outside to find that my dormant tulip magnolia tree had exploded into vibrant, dark pink flowers. It took my...
siesta walkers
Florida: The place for temporarily transplanted Delawareans As a southern Californian born in Los Angeles, I never understood the interest in the winter migration to Florida, until I lived in Delaware. I am not saying that the winters are severe in Delaware compared to North Dakota, Massachusetts or Maine, but they can be quite cold (30 degrees in the daytime, and even colder at night. Several...
sue blog february dead sea
I have thought about visiting Israel since I was 16 and some kids from my high school in Los Angeles left to fight for Israel in what turned out to be the Six-Day War (1967 Arab-Israeli War). As I got older, I learned that my father, who I knew was an immigrant to the United States after World War II, was a Holocaust survivor. As an adult, I learned my father’s story – Born in 1909 in Poland, he...
women in yoga class
At several holiday gatherings I attended in coastal Delaware, I didn’t hear a single word about New Year’s resolutions. I tried to bring them up as fodder for this blog, but to no avail. People were enjoying themselves, talking small talk, joking, eating, drinking, and laughing a lot. Resolutions and any serious discussions regarding the President, the pending tax bill, or other contentious...
Sue and Peter Hannukah
What’s it like dating when you are over 60? I have a handful of women friends in the ‘over 60’ demographic who are in dating relationships, myself included. My friends seem quite happy from the outside, socializing, going to restaurants and art openings, playing golf, and traveling with their guys (Friends? Boyfriends? Companions? Partners? What do we call them at our age?) Two got married. Of...