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Age and Wisdom, but Hold the Seniority

August 07, 2004

Re "This Boomer's No Geezer -- She's a Classic," Commentary, Aug. 3: Uh-oh, pass the tissues, here we go again with that nasty word "senior," which is OK when you're a senior in high school or a senior in college or senior management but not OK when you're finally at the stage in your life when you know what you want, how to get it and don't put up with anyone who gives you a hassle.

What are we bemoaning here? The blessing of a longer, healthier life? Make every moment count. Every relationship more meaningful. Every visit with your children a delightful one. Every friend more precious. Waste not one thought on how old you are. Why mourn your youth when you weren't good at being young anyway? It's the last trimester, baby. Be good at it.

Linda Feldman

Los Angeles

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Jennifer Fisher is really onto something concerning how boomers refer to all aspects of aging. My husband and I (mid-50s to early 60s) have three cats, all of which, in cat years, are approximately "our" age. We had been feeding them a "senior formula" cat food. We still do, except that the cat food company changed the name to "active maturity" formula. Wouldn't want those cats to get a complex!

Maureen Arrigo

Redlands

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While on vacation in London recently, we took several of the London Walks tours and noted that they offer reduced prices for "Super Adults." That seems a reasonable alternative designation for boomers who have been "super" since their birth.

Joel H. Goodman

Santa Ana

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