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    Bridge Ladies When I set out to learn about my mother's bridge club, the Jewish octogenarians behind the matching outfits and accessories, I never expected to fall in love with them. This is the story of the ladies, their game, their gen, and the ragged path that led me back to my mother.
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Will You Still Need Me?

I wrote every day until I was thirty, or almost every day, in diaries. I’ve saved every letter I’ve received and most ticket stubs and assorted clippings. I’ve always hoped that I would sit on the front porch of a nursing home in Pennsylvania or upstate New York and read it all and chain smoke.

Anyone else have late life plans?

8 Responses

  1. I’ve always thought it would be a good goal to live well-past my 100th b-day, with decent health and mental acuity to make such an old age enjoyable. I’ve got many decades ahead of me before that milestone, but alas, I’ll probably still be querying agents and reworking manuscripts.

  2. I do have some memorabilia – old race medals, ribbons, newspaper articles, and then there’s the stuff related to publishing, etc. Hopefully, I’ll be cognizant enough to know what the heck it all is, and means. šŸ™‚

  3. “Anyone else have late life plans?”

    How late it is, how late.

    No plans, other than learning how to let go.

  4. I’ve just finished your book The Forest for the Trees. As someone late in life, new to writing, I found your book thought-provoking and exciting. At times I felt gloomy that this confirms what I have heard about writing; it takes 10 years to become an overnight success. I’m hoping much later in life that I will look back at this time with the pleasure that I pushed through and wrote because I love it.

  5. I saved every theater program I’d ever gotten to pore over in my dotage. However, many of them were destroyed in a flood in my basement. I guess I’ll have to curtail my dotage by a year or two…

  6. I published my 600+ page “debut” novel shortly before my 60th birthday
    & 12 years after I started writing it
    & 20 years after I began writing notes for it
    & after 20 years after working in an entirely different career

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