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Season 2

In each episode you will meet men and women who candidly share their solutions to challenges such as maturing, retirement, new experiences, divorce, financial planning, finding a new job or career, illness, loss of a loved one, loneliness and more.

Episode 201
Episode 1: Nine people, ages 36-88 relate their philosophy, experiences and how they found happiness as maturing adults. A Barber Shop Quartet enjoys the camaraderie of singing together. June Gurnick, age 88, deals with the loss of her husband and how and why she and her five daughters serve the community. The Torres family lives in a multigenerational home, raises organic crops to sustain themselves, and values their family and William’s Purple Heart award. Click here to watch.

Episode 202

Episode 2: Four people, ages 19-63, relate their life challenges and solutions. Britton Derby, age 58, tells why he traded his career as a stockbroker to be a car parker. Bill Soqui, age 49, serves his community as Fire Chief, and plans to take his teenage daughter with him to help the poor in Nicaragua and to teach her the importance of helping others. At age seven, Vivian Stancil, age 63, raised her siblings, struggled during their traumatic separation, and by age 19 had her own two children and became blind. Vivian next entered college and earned a teaching degree. She overcame her obesity, fear of water, and lost 100 lbs by swimming. Vivian is a Senior Olympic Swimming Champion and recipient of her community’s award for her outstanding service. Click here to watch.

Episode 203

Episode 3: Twelve people, ages 32-88, explain their challenges and triumphs in life. Harry Sneider, age 69, escaped Latvia during W.W. II, became a World record-winning athlete despite a crippling disease, and with his wife, Sarah, age 65, became fitness experts and coaches. Kai, age 32 and Steve Boyer, age 50, married after an Internet dating romance and are adjusting to their cultural, religious and racial differences. Karen Delgado, age 40, an immigrant from Peru, helps support her family by sales generated from the Peruvian sweaters she imports. Bob Budish, age 85, discovers a group of widows and widowers who help and be-friend one another as they move forward with their lives. Click here to watch.

Episode 204

Episode 4: George Schlatter, age 77, has changed the face of television history with his innovative, and balanced social commentary about life in the ‘60’s, including the Emmy Award-winning series “Laugh-In.” George humorously explains his commitment to his upbringing in an artistic and creative family that shaped his future as a pioneer in television, his core Midwestern values that shaped his life, and his views on retirement. Click here to watch.

Episode 205

Episode 5: Four people, ages 33–75, share their life goals and challenges. Elizabeth Stephenson, age 75, thrice married former model and actress, now strives to achieve inner beauty and now, is an artist, who has founded an art school for children in Africa. Maricela Montenegro, age 33, a single mother of two children, struggles and succeeds in conquering cultural bias and working as a taxi driver to provide monetary support for her family. Jim Crandall, age 61 and a former “hippie,” has recovered from drug abuse, and has now achieved the happiness as the Chief Operations Officer at a small town newspaper. Joyce Oldenburg, age 75, has found her happiness volunteering in a soup kitchen for the homeless. Click here to watch.

Episode 6

Episode 6: Ten people, ages 12–74, are featured including: “Harpo,” the clown, who communicates only through pantomime but is able to share his life values and goals to enrich the lives of others. Nettie E. White, age 68, and Eric Sensiba, age 67, discuss their experiences of mentoring children in the “Big Brothers, Big Sisters” programs, while Ahidaly and Michael, tell about the importance of the friendships with their mentors. The “Quilters” express their joy in making and donating quilts to the needy. Sue Priest, age 55, a veteran, who chairs the “Healing Field” in honor of fallen soldiers, expresses her patriotism. Click here to watch.

Episode 207

Episode 7: Four people, ages 14-76, share their new adventures. Gino Roncelli, age 75, son of immigrants of modest means, works to become a multi-millionaire. Aerospace engineer Dick Knapp, age 76, now helps children learn to build and fly model airplanes. “Tommy,” a child with super capabilities, talks about Dick’s help. Joyce Johns, age 75, “gives back” to society by volunteering at a shelter for the homeless. Click here to watch.

Episode 208

Episode 8: Three people, ages 40-91, share their life experiences. Caren Marsh Doll, age 91, as a Hollywood dancer and Judy Garland’s stand-in, now conducts a dance class for stroke survivors. Marlon Butler, age 52, grew up in the slums of Los Angeles, left to attend college, and was assigned to service people in the slums by his employer. Marlon became the top sales person at the firm, earned a physician’s assistant degree, and has a new career as a singer. Paula Ruiz, age 40, the child of immigrants, worked in the grape fields as a child, became college educated, taught school and was terminated due to budget cuts. Paula now teaches at a private school and also picks grapes to help provide income for her children. Click here to watch.

Episode 209

Episode 9: Five people, ages 59-82, explain their challenges and how they achieved happiness. Peter Siderius, age 59, a successful self-made multi-millionaire, retired at 35, found he “needed” to work to be happy. Betty Jean Bailey, age 82, a lady drummer, devoted her life to helping her family, became a nurse by profession, has just joined the ranks of the “happily retired” and is back playing the drums. Richard Broadie, age 70, a Big Band musician, developed cancer and decided to devote the rest of his life to his family, and volunteering; he formed his own “Big-Band” of musicians at a center for “seniors”. Mel, age 77, and Sylvia, age 74, Cheatham offer surgical care to the poverty-stricken in war-torn countries and are working hard to “give their lives away.” Click here to watch.

Episode 210

Episode 10: Six married people, ages 45-86, describe their common values, challenges and goals. Bonnie Barkley, age 62, and Tom Steferak, age 48, are working together in Bonnie’s new restaurant and hopeful they will survive the economic downturn. Frank, age 45 and Xochitl Lyons, age 46 provide for their family as they both have jobs, are grateful to her grandmother for helping to raise their children, and anticipate taking a vacation when the children are grown. Fred, age 86, has recently developed Parkinson’s Disease and has practical advice for others who have Parkinson’s; Lee, age 78, values her marriage to Fred Silton, age 86 and the time she is able to devote to her work as an artist. Click here to watch.

Episode 211

Episode 11: Shirley Jones, age 76, originally from small town America, discusses her star studded career, on Broadway, as an Academy Award winning actress in motion pictures, and in television; her difficulty raising children in Hollywood with her different value system, her marriages, her family, and life challenges. Shirley is both honest and direct. Click here to watch.

Episode 212

Episode 12: Five people, ages 49 -82, inspire others as they describe their life challenges. Carolyn Campbell, age 65, confined to a wheelchair, volunteers and offers comfort and hope to families with terminally ill children. Evelyn Davis, age 55 and Rick Brengle, age 49, both from segregated communities find that racial bias has no place in their lives or in their business. Morris Beschloss, age 81, explains the difficulties he encountered after he retired and how he began a new, exciting, fulfilling career. Evelynne Karic, age 82, shares her wisdom and views on retirement. Click here to watch.

Episode 213

Episode 13: Four people, ages 52-71, talk about dealing with the challenges in their lives. Shane Barrow, a 52 year old homosexual, describes the pain of losing his life partner, bias against the homosexual community, and moving forward with his life. Shirley Morton, age 71 a child of war-torn Europe, overcomes the horrors of World War II, gratefully moves to the United States and becomes a waitress to support her son. She is proud of her performance on the job and her values in life, and shares her views with the audience. Lois Denholm, age 62, describes the trauma of the Kent State student uprising and shootings, how it changed her life, and the security of living in small-town America. Click here to watch.


For Season 1 episodes, please click here.