APRIL 3, 2018 — 2:22 PM EDT by Sally Friedman, For the Inquirer
The hints from our three daughters and sons-in-law were at first subtle — and then not so much.
“Those stairs will get harder and harder,” one would say of our current home. “Especially with your back,” they’d add, eyes planted firmly on me. My bad back is legendary, and I was having a particularly bad siege.
In late 1777, the Revolutionary War was ravaging the Colonies. For Gen. George Washington’s troops, winter was coming, and there were choices to be made that would affect not only his soldiers, but also the outcome of the conflict. With the pressure from his countrymen weighing on his shoulders, Washington didn’t hesitate to declare, “There Is But One Option for the Winter: Valley Forge.”
More people, especially in the United States, are living past the age of 100 every year. Even so, reaching centurion status is still a celebrated feat, as only 1 percent of the population is 100 or older.