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turning fifty | turning fifty

bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Sep.27.2012
That year the Beatles released Love Me Do, Elvis Presley released Return To Sender and Bob Dylan produced his first album. I was born – it was 24 September 1962 – and the weather was lovely. One month later the Cuban missile crisis began and the whole family nearly retreated to the understairs...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Aug.30.2011
To My Forties  I leave them lighter than when I started, one husband, two children, a uterus, a couple of friends, and about 60 pounds gone but not forgotten, especially the children, who are still around, thank god, but I don’t have to drive them anywhere.  No more Aikido or tutor or...