|Leslie Ellen Ray
Today, regrettably, is the last day of Your Faces Through the Ages series. Unless one of you slipped through my Spam box or I missed your e-mail, I think I have used all of your pictures and most of your remarkable stories (if not, please tell me). You do realize, however, that if you’re feeling brave, the series can continue as long as you wish to participate.
Next week I’ll feature a post with a few 30-year-olds, I would really like to hear from more of you — hint, hint. . . In fact, I would like to hear from those of you from your 30s to, as I’ve said, forever (firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember, it’s just entre nous.
With my Thesaurus at my side, I’ve come up with a few more adjectives to heap praise upon you: astounding, spectacular, and how about this one, “electrifying?”
You are a phenomenal group of women.
50s. . .
Fashion Over Fifty
One of you recently hiked in the Himalayas, then taught in Bangladesh for two months before continuing on to India. As you said, ” I can do such amazing things now.”
Another said, with exclamation points adding verve to her words: “I love my age. I’m active, happy, healthy, creative, giving, caring. . .”
70. . .
“My goal is to be able to show you what 80 looks like.”
One of the great luxuries of age, and I saw this with my mother-in-law whom I adored is, as you pointed out, is being able to “do, say and be who I want.” Delicious. My daughter and I often joked to each other, “Don’t ask Nana what she thinks unless you’re prepared to hear what she has to say.”
And finally, you said: “I’ve arrived. Dreams really do come true.”
Yes, they do.