Welcome to the July 2020 Crones Counsel Newsletter .

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.”

―Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

July 2020
A Word about our Zooms

By Maggie Fenton
First, thank you all for responding to the survey and your enthusiastic response.  We are looking forward to the September 26th Zoom and hope you will sign up. It will be from 1 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) until 3 p.m. Adjust to your time zone and add it to your calendars now. There will be more information in the August newsletter. The board decided to charge a $15 fee to help us cover on-going costs. Sign-ups will be available starting August 1st. You will be able to pay when you register. Read more.
Passing it On
By Maggie Fenton
Maggie Fenton
My son called me last week to talk about jam. He asked how I made it without using pectin. How did I know when it was ready? How long did I process it? He had picked a bucket of wild black raspberries and wanted jam but not just any jam. He wanted the dense, intense fruity caramelly kind he had grown up eating. When I hung up from our conversation, I remembered and cried .. tears of joy and nostalgia. I’d had similar conversations with my mother as she had likely had with her mother. After she died, I found myself often picking up the phone to call her and ask how she had done something. I missed her and I missed being able to tap into that “uncommon” common sense and wisdom. Read more.
Watch "Whiskey and Apple Pie" A movie (one hour long) where elders were interviewed for their memories, wisdom, longevity, and important ideas.

Fall scene
Fall Equinox Virtual Gathering via
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Registration coming next month.
Newsletter List Clean-up

We just did some housecleaning on our email list and have deleted email addresses that were undeliverable for whatever reason such as non-existent, mailbox full or blocked. So if you know of someone who is not getting these newsletters but would like to, they can sign up here.
Please send us your pictures of how you are managing during COVID-19 time. Selfies, social distancing, anything that portrays the situation. Please send to . We will feature them in the newsletter and website.

The July Crone Times is available for download here . The theme is Forests and features many great articles by crones including articles by Alice Yee our 101 year-old elder, Forest Magic by Patricia Alton, Journaling with Trees by Maggie Dickson and an astrological interpretation by Ann Kreilkamp. Crone Times is the journal of Crones Counsel, Inc. and is published twice a year.
Poetry Corner
Suzanne Gruba
Just Bring it On!

Peace, joy, a sense of wonder
Comes to me each day as I surrender.
I’m in love with life
The joys, the sorrows, the hope, the strife.
Fill me up with more, more and more!
How much more can I take?!
I don’t know, just bring it on.

By Suzanne Gruba

Suzanne, 70, lives in Denver with her cat Carlos and her husband, Richard. She is a newsletter and technology diva.

If you would like to submit a poem for the next newsletter, please send it to Kaya Kotzen .
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