Here’s the note Blanche included in her Christmas card this year. I’m happy to say it generated a lot of calls and emails from friends.

Dear Friends,

I’ve been enjoying many holiday cards and letters. For the first time in a while, I’m sending out a card too! It’s been a wonderful year, as I, and many of my friends, turned 90 years old!

I’m still living in Bloomfield Hills and Palm Beach – choosing the best weather seasons for each.

I’m also letting you know I was diagnosed with ALZ. I am happy to share that my doctor says I am doing better than anyone could imagine. I’m all here – I just don’t bother with the little daily details. Fortunately, I have four wonderful daughters and several caregivers to handle that for me.

I hope you’ll stay in touch! Do you use email? My daughters would love for you to email us so I can update my address book with your information.

Wishing you the best in 2015!