Let’s hear it for “sassy women with a dose of spark.” One went to New York City for her 75th birthday & darned if she didn’t meet a bunch more of them!

By MARY RICHE DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 19, 2023 — I love celebrating my birthday. And I like the pivot point of a birth date, giving me reason to reflect on the past year while dreaming about the year ahead.   On my birthday in late 2021, there was absolutely nothing, not even a distant glimmer,…

Dick and Mike O’Brien, my first cousins, were among our big family’s very best.

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 17, 2022 — One of the extended Offenburger family’s greatest successes, my first cousin Dr. Richard O’Brien, and his wife, soulmate and perfect partner for 65 years, Joan O’Brien, were both memorialized Thursday morning at St. John’s Catholic Church in the heart of the campus of Creighton University, their alma…