HELLO WORLD . . . I’M NOT DEAD YET!
JUST SHOVIN’ THAT INEVITABLE “BUCKET” DOWN THE ROAD A BIT
I wrote a book for all of us who are living beyond our expiration date, but I was told by experts in the publishing field that perhaps I wasn’t famous enough to get it printed. That ticked me off because 60 percent of the nonfiction bestsellers by celebrities are ghostwritten. It’s a fact that most famous people can’t put a sentence together on paper. I’m not famous or infamous but I can write.
Some thought I wasn’t expert enough on “old” even though I’ve outlasted them by 30 years. So I decided to build this website and find the millions of others in my boat and raise the battle cry “Do Not Discard! We are of value,” before somebody pulls my plug.
If you’re on this back side of life’s rainbow with me — when the kids have moved out and have families of their own, you can’t find employment even at minimum wage, your food budget is being squeezed by other priorities and your 1ongest walk every day is between the couch and the bathroom — you’ve got a lot of company. There are over 107 million of us over 60 in the U.S. struggling to survive under the new rules of ageism.
So tell your friends how to find me online at www.Do-Not-Discard.com. And if you’re not old enough to get that free donut with your coffee by flashing an AARP card, tell your parents about my website. I’m one of them.
— Carol Banner
February 26, 2019