Suzanne Davis


About Suzanne Davis

Suzanne Davis writes the Greetings from Old People Camp column for The Tribune. After teaching in San Luis Obispo County for 27 years, she is now happily retired. She lives in the South County with her husband and their three dogs.

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    A little urban exposure

    Mick, Lance and I took a little trip to L.A. a few weeks ago. Mick is my first husband, and Lance is our anthropomorphically-inclined travel trailer.


    A conversational voyeur scores yet again

    I believe it was Nora Ephron’s mother who said, “Everything is copy,” and sure enough, since I’ve started writing this column, my friends get that deer-in-the-headlights look whenever I enter a room. Things get eerily quiet, and the conversation quickly turns to weather.


    There's no place like home for the holidays

    Our pooches just love the holidays. Life gets mighty exciting for Abby the Giant Weiner Dog, Shelby the Cocker Spaniel and Ms. Rolls-in-Dead-Stuff Marley.


    Who scores higher in bucket list wars?

    Thank goodness the election is finally over and we can get back to discussing what’s really on our minds: the lives of self-absorbed baby boomers.


    Growing older isn’t all fun and games

    One of my favorite people in the world is a not-quite-retired teacher from San Luis Obispo. I love her because she possesses a rapier wit, an upbeat personality, a quirky tangential mind and … she’s older than I am. Not by much, I grant you, but even just a few months brightens my day.


    Protective packing in public’s presence

    With the recent July 1 enactment of the Georgia so-called, “carry everywhere” gun law, I’ve decided I might reconsider item No. 32 on my bucket list: visit historic Savannah and experience its legendary Southern charm. Go ahead, call me Californian, but I thought mint juleps...


    Pickleball latest trend for those of certain age

    Before we get started this morning, I’d like to share my “Space Age Fact of the Month.” This is the first of a series, the frequency of which depends upon how many cool things I read and whether I think you need to know them. I believe this particular bit of trivia was from ...


    Tossing political hot potatoes

    My husband and I recently enjoyed an exciting evening at home, wherein we ate “dinner” in front of the TV and enjoyed a marathon viewing of our favorite political drama.


    Sights of the Central Valley: Square trees, stockyards and soft serve

    Mick and I took Lance the travel trailer on another trek upstate recently, which necessitated a trip to the Central Valley, and I must say, there are a lot of interesting things on the way to Kettleman City and Sacramento (there aren’t really, but I’ve got to do major positive self...


    To everything there is a season…

    Spring has arrived once again on the Central Coast! The hills are finally green, the veggies are planted, the birds are twitterpated and we’re on the cusp of rock ’n’ roll season.

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