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Things I wish I'd known before age 70

January 15, 2019

Tags: symptoms of aging

That your feet grow longer because the fat on the soles disappears.
That your body grows shorter, as the bones in your spine get thinner.
That older people call other people "darling" because they can't remember their names.
That remembering may be harder, but in many ways you're a lot smarter.
That your ears keep growing. ("My mom in her old age complained she looked like Lyndon Johnson.")
That you need more protein or you’ll lose muscle mass.
That you develop wrinkles because your skin is thinner and less elastic.
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Comments

  1. February 14, 2019 5:03 PM EST
    That if I didn't write it down, it didn't happen
    That if I didn't write it down, I might forget it (or her or him)
    That if I didn't write it down, I didn't really think about it.
    - Ransford C. Pyle