50 Reflections on Turning 50 – Holidappy

Teri Silver is a journalist, commercial copywriter, editor, broadcast anchor, and Public Relations Specialist.

Fifty Years Old!

Okay, so I admit, at first, I wasn’t too crazy about the idea.

I mean, 50!

But aging is a good thing, and it surely beats the alternative. I write this in memory of my father (Harold) who died at age 48, my uncle (Tully) who died at age 48, my stepbrother (Gary) who died at age 50, and my unrelated cousin (David) who died at age 47. I write this in memory of my grandfather (Edward) who died at age 52 (I was born on his birthday, January 4th). I write this for all of us who have lost family members and friends at such a young age. 50 is something to celebrate with humor, wisdom, and (mostly) optimism.

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