Happiness is dry humor

Happiness Is

Sharing Stories
June 26, 2022 at 4:19 p.m.
Connie sitting, straight face after telling a joke, between Greenwood Senior Center friends Melba and Don.
Connie sitting, straight face after telling a joke, between Greenwood Senior Center friends Melba and Don.

...by Connie Campbell


Happiness IS…


Holding my newborn children

Seeing my grandchild being born

Watching my son march in his first parade on Memorial Day.  (a WOW DAY)

Going to New Orleans

Going at an outrageous speed, in France, listening to Beethoven

Trying to get married in Hawaii

Getting married in Hawaii

Going to Princess Pono Pono’s Purple Pickle Palace on Kauai

My first time in Europe sitting in a hotel lobby in Copenhagen listening to Mozart and trying to believe I was there.

Christmas with the whole family

Horseback riding in Ireland

Sitting in an outside café in Paris with my Husband

Sitting in our cabin on Camano Island doing nothing

Going to China

Walking in the woods

Walking on the beach

Connie Campbell a longtime resident of Seattle and recently Edmonds, died peacefully on June 21st 2022, Tuesday morning with her loving daughter, Mary Dunn at her side. Connie attended writing classes with Ariele for many years at the Greenwood Senior Center, doing them on ZOOM since the pandemic. We are all fortunate to have shared time with this deeply funny and deeply giving person. Her “Happiness Is” list is just one more gift she offers to any who read it. In fact, let’s just add one more item: Happiness Is Connie Campbell.

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).
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