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Old 09-09-2019, 09:17 PM
 
Location: SLC
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The Week in Review in the NYT contained an insightful and relevant opinion piece written by a young woman who seeks out an accomplished retired woman- adding a lot to both parties -

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/o...riendship.html

This interaction of young and old is enriching all around and I wonder why it doesn't happen more often outside of the familial relationships.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:27 PM
 
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She died at 77. I read the article and thought she would be in her 90s. As you get older, OLD keeps changing.
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Old Yesterday, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The person decided to "stop eating." Maybe they were just worn out, but I don't see how much can be gleaned from this. It's not like she was a vigorous 77.
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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77? I know a few who are in their 90s today. In my brothers in laws, one died at 99, the other one died at 103, two separate family.
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Old Yesterday, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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She died at 77. I read the article and thought she would be in her 90s. As you get older, OLD keeps changing.
77 is AWFULLY young!
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 AM
 
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The writer was 26 years old when she knew this lady. When most of us were that young, even 40 somethings seemed old

Wonder why she starved herself? Was she ill or was it suicide. Did she keep moving?

And the picture they used of a lady with a cane. I cannot think of one 77 year old person i know that uses a cane.

Too bad i probably won't be around when the writer has a different perspective and does an update.
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM
 
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This contributed to her decision to end her life!

https://www.timesargus.com/city-woma...9390edd8c.html
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 AM
 
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She was fighting eminent domain seizure of her property. Had had a couple of strokes already and was exhausted.
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Old Yesterday, 10:13 AM
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Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My dad is 81 and my mom is 79. They are always on the move. My dad still works in his shop building things. He has also written a few books. My mom teaches kids how to make bread, pizza, and other things. I don't expect them to stop anytime soon. More and more people are living into there 100's making someone that is 77 young. I am 54 now and don't plan on retiring for another 25 years. If work is still fun I don't plan on stopping at least until age 85.
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Old Yesterday, 10:30 AM
 
Location: NYC
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My mother turns 93 in less than a month. Only in recent months has she slowed down at all to nap in the afternoons or check in on Facebook in the evenings. Her life has been nonstop motion with constant chores including lots of things I find dubious (scrubbing the bottom of cooking pots to "look new") but the point is she has never been one to sit down & read or talk much except on specifically social occasions, otherwise she is constantly moving around from room to room doing this & that all day & into every evening. She also has to deal with a set of stairs, 2 if she goes to the basement for laundry.

She is the longest lived of anyone in the extended family past or present & as I said she doesn't stop moving all day long, but this past year or two time is taking its toll & she has to rest unlike in the past.
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