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1. How would you define 'old'? At what age is someone old?
I know that when I turned 60 it was the first time I felt old. In my head it was "my grandparents were in their 60's!" Of course now I'll be turning 70 in October.
I would love to think that old is someone near 90. The majority of elders in my family were all around or over 90. My dad was 2 months shy of 97 and my mother in law turned 93 in January and still lives alone like my dad did.
However on the news lately I keep hearing of younger people, around their 70's, who have passed away. I do think that things that were introduced in my generation, like foods, were not as healthy as what my elders ate. Too many chemicals being used.
There is a good book out there that talks about that. It came out in 2009 and it's called Food Rules by Michael Pollan. The one thing I remember is that he said to just eat the outside isle of the grocery store. Usually you will see that the outside isle are fruits, vegetable, dairy and meat.
I would imagine that he has come out with a newer book since then. He said "don't eat anything your grandparents or great grandparents couldn't buy in a grocery store when they were younger."
I'm going to have a post in the next few days about us babysitting James. This is Roxy and Gracie after grandpa took them for their morning walk.