Elsie Schwartz was 88 years old when I interviewed her to record her life memories and stories. When we finished, she said, "My story wouldn't be complete if I didn't tell you how lucky I am to have a family who loves me and shows it. The world is a very different place from the...
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Stella Goren is only about 4-foot-10, but she packs a strong punch.
It all started when she was turning 79, and her husband asked what she wanted for her birthday.
"I'd like to work out at a gym with a personal trainer," Goren told him.
In spite of thinking she was meshugge and...
March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Irvin Kipper may be 88 years old, but he still loves wooden blocks and Tinker Toys.
In fact for 60 years, "Kip"
has spent his days thinking almost exclusively about dolls and trains and stuffed bears, because he owns Kip's Toyland in the original Farmers Market.
Kipper just can't...
December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm
In my family, death and funerals seem to inspire joking. Maybe it's discomfort, but it also seems to be a lack of concern and heaviness about the whole thing. No one in my family does much visiting of graves, and burials are apparently not deemed necessary.
My mother wants her body...
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April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pmWhen I'm 79, I want to be Mollie Pier.
With a name like that, she could have been a torch singer or silent film actress, but she's not at all famous -- except to the people who appreciate and adore her.
What I love about Mollie is her vibrant, warm personality and her seemingly...
March 30, 2000 | 7:00 pmI've been thinking about sex.
Now that I'm over 50, I'm enjoying sex more than I did in my youth. Will the fun last, I wonder?
Many people assume that aging means the loss of sexuality. I don't want to believe it. Maybe, as we get older, our pictures of what constitutes sex just has to...