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February 26, 2005

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Sue

There is always an idiot on the highway out to stress you out. Glad to see you were so observant.

Cop Car

Fooled me. I was afraid that the two guys were the same one--LOL!
You reminded me of a trip to the library a few weeks ago when it was so icy, here. When I came outside, there was an older guy (older than me!) parked in the nearest handicap slot who was trying to manage his oxygen bottle and walking cane while clearing the ice off of the hood and windshield of his pickup. Obviously, I had to stop to help him in his task. We fell into conversation, mostly about how he had seen me around, did I ever come down to the senior center (in the same building as the library), and how I SHOULD come to the senior center. As we parted, he stretched up to plant a kiss on my cheek.
Wow! I hadn't had a guy try to pick me up in years! Had to come home and tell Hunky Husband about my new boyfriend.

Sue

Well that was so considerate of you! I can only hope that when I am elderly that a younger person helps me. I try to be more conscientious
of elderly people now that I
am now, officially, according to AARP, a senior citizen even though I am in my EARLY 50s.

Cop Car

Sue--Although I was eager to join AARP (I had picked up their magazine on an airplane and was impressed), and did so at the earliest possible time, I do think that 50 is a rediculously early age at which they recruit people. It's sort of like older bloggers being defined as being over 40. Young whippensnappers are trying to horn in--LOL!

BTW: I am no longer impressed by the quality of the AARP magazine. It's better now than it was about 5-10 years ago, but it really went stinko there for a while. (I tell people it's because men took over the leadership of AARP, but who knows?)

Cop Car

P.S. Sue--just in case you didn't know, I am Bogie's mother (age 66).

Sue

I just joined AARP a few months ago, mostly for the discounts. Have you tried any? Are they worth it?
I just got something for car insurance but have not really checked into it.

Cop Car

Sue--The only discount that I've tried is on hotel rates. AARP rates are as good as or better than the corporate rates that I'd been getting. Since AARP membership is so cheap, the discounts can't very well be over-priced.

I can't advise you on the car insurance. Their health insurance runs high, from what I've seen--at least in our state. Our state (Kansas) has a web site with comparisons among medigap plans. Since medigap plans are "standardized", it's easy to compare prices for the same coverage from different sources.

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