Let Virginia Ironside take you through the top twenty reasons why getting old is good for you - and let the young and dumb keep their callow youth!
NO THANKS! I'M QUITE HAPPY STANDING!
Marie is turning 69 this year, but there are no signs of her slowing down! The year brings plenty of challenges, but worst of all, it seems Gene is getting too old to want to hang out with his groovy granny any more. Maybe learning to graffiti and speak street slang will help win him back!
NO! I DON'T NEED READING GLASSES
Marie may be 'getting on a bit' but it's certainly not getting her down. Marie's golden years are filled with as much drama - love, laughter and tears - as ever. Which just goes to show that getting on a bit does not mean giving up - or even growing up.
NO! I DON'T WANT TO JOIN A BOOKCLUB
In her sixtieth year, Marie Sharp is getting on a bit - and she is thrilled about it. Through her diary we meet a very grumpy old woman!