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Young girls out there, relish in your youth while you have it

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To The Daily Sun,

All you young girls out there, relish in your youth while you have it. I couldn't wait until I was 21 so I could vote and maybe have a drinky or two. Of course, that was in the dark ages, the fifties. I think today some start drinking in elementary school!

Anyway, after you reach 21, all of a sudden you are in your forties and going through the change and quite a change it is. You get hot flashes and you start to grow a "beard" and a "mustache"! Where did this hair come from all of a sudden. Only men have this problem. Well surprise, surprise. Now you are aging into your late sixties and early seventies. You look at your body and you see all these little brown spots appearing. Yuk. You think maybe they will get together and you will have a nice tan in the summer. No way. You are also noticing that your skin is getting wrinkled on your face and what are those wrinkles doing on your arms? What happened to the elasticity that was there 50 years ago? And what happened to my thighs? They used to be firm only because I was skinny. Now I have dimples. It's called cellulite. Gross. Now my attire consists of long sleeves and long pants. The hot flashes are gone somewhat. We never think of ourselves as "old" until we look at our body. Some of us age gracefully. Some of us just age. I consider myself lucky that I have reached this age.

I hope all you girls out there do the same and longer. Great health to all.

Barbara J. Perry