My Uncle Gus on Aging

Was He Right? Well… Yes and No

Robyn Sinead Sheppard

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They’re both gone now, but for a time my aunt and uncle — brother and sister — shared an apartment in Hollywood, Florida. They were both in their 80s, and were my father’s older siblings.

I remember the time my Aunt Dorothy confessed to me, “I’ve lived here for 30 years and I’ve never been to the beach.”

“Aunt Dot, have you ever wanted to go to the beach?” I asked.

“No, not really.”

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Robyn Sinead Sheppard

A happily retired technical writer, I write in order to understand what I'm thinking. I'm walking wounded from the Sexual Revolution.