||I've been a reader for nearly all my 67 years, and a writer since I was 13. I worked for 28 years as a copy editor at a local newspaper, before being permanently laid off last November.
I'm married to a man who is nearly 20 years younger than me. It might work out. We've been together for 29 years, and married for 26 years.
I have three adult children (Bekki, Bob and Dave), and six amazing grandchildren (Summer, Jacob, Matt, Dacey, Riley and Luke).
Since my layoff, I've been looking for work, but there are only three newspapers in the area, and two of them are owned by the company for whom I worked for 28 years.
I cannot get a job, so I subsist on Social Security, and unemployment (which runs out in two weeks).
But I watch the Ellen Show every afternoon, because it cheers me up and makes me smile, makes me cry, and makes me feel better every day.