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Be more like Mary if you want to grow old gracefully

Editor's Viewpoint

How do you grow old gracefully? Having relatively good health is a major plus, but it is as much a state of mind as your physical abilities.

Journalist Mary Johnston seems to have cracked this problem. She keeps active and holidays alone because her husband won't take to the skies, but she also adores her extended family. The world is her oyster.

Having the health and finances to do as you wish is not the lot of everyone, but that should not prevent any of us wishing to postpone the day when we shuffle off this mortal coil so we can enjoy the hand life has dealt us.

After all, growing old is very preferable to the alternative.

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