I agree that the difference is related to what we experienced in our youth in the 1960’s; what we were encouraged to do and experience. I remember as a young girl going to funerals where the person died at age 60 or so. Nowadays we would say that person was young when they died; but back then, it was in no way surprising for a person to die in their early 60’s.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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