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Aging gracefully? No way!

I want to comment on Ms. Gina Barreca’s July 19 Other Views column on aging. She’s writing from the perspective of a 57-year-old woman; I’m 75. My perspective is living the process:

My grandmother aged gracefully. She was never nipped or tucked or suffered at all for vanity; she wore sensible shoes, breezy house-dresses and her gray hair in a neat bun. She smiled at everyone with false teeth and sported a hearing aid in each ear.

Me, I’m not going anywhere gracefully.

Here are my do’s and don’ts to staying young:


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Finally, each day be more grateful.

Natalie Altman, Hallandale

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