Author: Linda Vernon

Say What? Braces? At My Age?

One of the things about aging no one ever mentions is the inevitable transmigration of one’s teeth. For the last 50 years or so, my teeth have been slowly but surely jockeying for position. A position, I might add, they have absolutely no business being in. That’s because my teeth are unrealistic. They are plus-sized …more



An Offer I Can Refuse

I noticed I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately. I guess because I’m getting older and the future isn’t as wide open and expansive as it used to be. It’s like I’m reaching the crest of the hill of life, whereupon it’s all downhill from here on out. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not …more



How Worrying About the Bomb Affected My Penny Candy Purchases

Growing up during the cold war wasn’t all that bad. That’s because the cold war wasn’t exactly cold and it wasn’t exactly war. The cold war was really more of a squabble between two little-girl super powers arguing over whether Barbie should live in Barbie’s Dream House or on Barbie’s Soviet Union Collective Farm — …more



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How to Tell If You Are Officially Over the Hill

Do you know how to tell if you have officially reached Over-the-Hill status? Well, here’s one way. By the number of life insurance offers you receive in your mailbox on any given day. Offers from life insurance companies who are offering you wonderful news! Wonderful news that, even though you are so old you could …more



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