O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Straight Talk About Geezeritus

 

October 10, 2019

Dorothy Rosby

I'll be 40 next year. Did I say 40? I meant 60. Same difference. They both fall under the benign-sounding umbrella of "middle age," though it seems to me calling 60 "middle" might be a tad optimistic.

Still, it's a lovely time in life. I'd even go so far as to say it's the best time in life. For many of us, middle age offers more freedom than we've had since we were 21. And somehow we gain some credibility as we mature. Everyone believes me when I say I'm 59. No one believed me all those years I said I was 29.

But middle age has a downside. My siblings call it geezeritus, and I can sum it...



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