By Alice Mattison
At the day they first meet in a urban playground, Deborah Laidlaw lends Toby Ruben a e-book known as Trolley Girl, the memoir of a forgotten trolley strike within the Twenties, written via the sister of a fiery Jewish progressive who performed a massive, eventually tragic function within the occasions. younger moms with infants, Toby and Deborah turn into quick pals. it's a dating that may undergo for decades—through the vagaries of marriage, profession, and child-rearing, via heated discussions of politics, ethics, and life—until an insurmountable argument takes the 2 girls down divergent paths. yet within the aftermath of situation and sorrow, it's a borrowed booklet, lengthy put aside and forgotten, that may unite Toby and Deborah as soon as again.
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While most participants voiced that middle age was a time of relative occupational security, they also discussed how moving into old age limits occupational opportunities and signifies retirement. Several men spoke specifically about the existence of a chronological cut-off point, after which it would be difficult or impossible to change careers or jobs. Jack (age 61) talked about experiencing increased invisibility at work: ‘I really felt treated like I was an old man ... ’ They often mentioned retirement as a goal previously distant, which had grown close.
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I was watching him last night playing, you know, that’s a wonderful kind of engagement and something hopefully he retains ... ’. These participants largely felt that old age was a sort of acquiescence, a failure to try hard enough, often with scorn for those who did not fight against their ageing. Various participants brought up examples of individuals who were ‘living old’ or just not trying hard enough, letting themselves go. Most of the interviewees agreed that there were some parts of ageing life that one can and should control.
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