Author Archives: Bettye Anding

About Bettye Anding

Bettye Anding is a former editor of the Living section of The States-Item (for those of you who remember New Orleans' former afternoon daily) and later The Times Picayune. She wrote Silver Threads for the TP until her retirement a few years back, and now writes it for NolaVie. In it, she ponders, with humor, the ins and outs of living the senior life in New Orleans. Email comments to her at [email protected]

Silver Threads: Fest fashions

In addition to scores of great music, Jazz Fest is sure to boast eccentric fashions.

One of the reasons I enjoyed going to Jazz Fest when it was but a fledgling fete more than 40, 30 and 25 years ago was for the entertainment of people watching. I’ve told you before that I’ve ... Read More »

Silver Threads: Spring gardening

Bettye Anding

The other day I got to thinking about the time the cows ate all the flowers and shrubbery that my mother had just planted outside our house in Texas in the ‘40s. It was on Monday morning that this memory ... Read More »

Silver Threads: Wedded

Bettye Anding

When the Ides of March came around this year, my husband and I were in Costa Rica, toasting our 55th wedding anniversary with traveling companions and reflecting on our years of, well, wedded bliss (for want of a ... Read More »

Silver Threads: Tennessee and me

Bettye Anding

"I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers," says Blanche DuBois  at the end of A Streetcar Named Desire; it’s a dramatic line right up there with "To be or not to be," Hamlet’s musing in the play ... Read More »

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