I was inspired to start this show after losing my mom in August 2016. My mom lived in her home in San Diego until she was 80. It made me worry at times because she didn’t have any family there and I was a 90-minute flight or 8-hour drive away in San Francisco. A big reason she was able to stay in her home so long was because she had a network of friends and neighbors who would help her out.
Today you’ll hear my conversation with two of those neighbors, who lived across the street from my mom for nearly 40 years and were part of her support structure. Bill and Nancy Pickett are in their 80s and going strong. Bill is a semi-retired engineer who still works 3 days a week. Nancy recently oversaw a kitchen remodel and celebrated her 80th birthday at a San Diego brewery.