What the Heck Happened to the Last 30 40 Years?!

What the Heck Happened to the Last 30 40 Years is the culmination of a number of years of wondering where the instructions were for aging. Each look back was putting me further and further from my most favorite years of life! Dear heavens! It was 50 friggin' years behind me in junior college--my age of discovery!

Having had my mother live with us for her last 7 years of life, I had gotten insight into end of life when it dawned on me, oh no, we're the next in the steady progression! Where's that elusive instruction book? Where are the directions for how to handle what's going on with this galloping continuum?

So I decided to provide it. This is a collection of bits of advice, interviews with 19- through 95-year-olds on their views of aging and vignettes on some, Facebook humor and wise words, medical heads-up on things that could show up, instructions, good stuff about getting older (really), and craziness from the mind of a not-quite-right 69-year-old who, turned loose, feels every age group could use some warning about the effects of aging!

by Robin Dohrman Ayers

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