Category Archives: aging

Granddad’s 1961 Letter to Senator Ralph Yarborough

My grandfather, G. M. C. Massey, worked for the post office for 30 years before he retired. Excluded from Social Security, federal employees of the time depended upon various governmental retirement systems. At age 81, Granddad contacted a U.S. Senator … Continue reading

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Autumn & Thoughts on Aging

Nights are turning cool, days are crisper, leaves are changing, and autumn, really just another part of the seasonal cycle, is here to remind us, to warn us, of coming winter. Autumn also brings thoughts of aging, and while next … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Birthdays naturally trigger memories, especially if you’re 65. Holy shit, I’m 65? how did THAT happen? Though I do not actually remember my first birthday, I have black & white home movie footage of my 1st birthday party my folks … Continue reading

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Old & Young Together: Intergenerational Living

Recently, I’ve posted about certain topics I feel we need to talk about, specifically aging and death. Lest you feel I focus too much on such “morbid” topics, here are several links on a related topic that holds out hope … Continue reading

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Our Common Ground — Aging

Granny once sent me a birthday card saying “It’s Your Birthday — so you’re a little older!” Inside, it added, “SO WHAT!? So is EVERYONE else!” Yes, we’re all a little older today — if we’re lucky. We are all … Continue reading

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Aging Ever Onward

Once upon a birthday, Granny sent me an oversized card that read on the front: “It’s your birthday, so you’re a little older!” Inside, it added: “SO WHAT! So is everybody else!” Thanks, Granny. Welcome to the real world where … Continue reading

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Parentheses

“Mike’s dead.” The phrase echoed down to the depths of my soul, not just when I first heard the news, but every time I heard it and every time I had to say those words, breaking the bitter news to … Continue reading

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Still Here — Still Aging

Granny sent me this birthday card once: It’s your birthday — so, you’re a little older…      (inside) SO WHAT?! So’s everybody else! Still one of my favorites… Tomorrow, September 24, is my birthday — I will celebrate turning … Continue reading

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An Amateur Looks at Aging

“The trouble is: You think you have time.” —Jack Cornfield, Buddha’s Little Instruction Booklet I’ve become interested in several topics related to aging lately because I happen to be aging myself  — you are, too! I am an amateur at … Continue reading

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Older & Wiser & Happier

Some quick links for your weekend reading, all about aging — an experience we can all share in, some of us more so than other. With luck, you, too, can reap the benefits of growing older. Here’s how that’s going to … Continue reading

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