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Dolly Merritt

Dolly Merritt writes a monthly column in the Carroll Seniors section and wrote a weekly People column--during the 90s-- for the Howard County Sun, a suburban issue of The Baltimore Sun. As a freelance writer, she has written numerous articles for the Real Estate and Home & Garden sections of The Baltimore Sun as well as for its Howard County edition. In addition, her articles have appeared in other publications, including national magazines.
Merritt: Enjoying the family milestones in life while trying to slow them down

Today, as I write this column, I’m feeling a bittersweet tug of emotion ever since my younger grandson, Ben, left the proverbial nest to attend college in St. Augustine, Florida. The “bitter” part is the finalization of his childhood; the “sweet” is our hopes for his bright future — the same feelings I experienced when our older grandson, Zack, moved to San Diego.

Merritt: Long-time Beetle fan already missing the out-of-production VW Bug

I’ve been disappointed ever since last month, when I read about the last of the Volkswagen Beetles being manufactured in a factory in Puebla, Mexico.

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