Maryl wishes: Happy Birthday to Eileen

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Mary Lou Floyd
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Second Lives Club

Second Lives Club is a blog and community site for women 50 years and older whose goal is "to make the best of the rest". The site reflects both the changing priorities of this under-served demographic group as well as the rapidly-changing world it lives in. In individual and occasional joint posts, Caryl and Maryl act as both tour guides and sidekicks on this unforged path. The two co-founders rely on a limited number of categories and employ truth, humor, real life experiences and solid journalistic skills to engage and validate an audience that often finds itself invisible and stigmatized by aging. 

Maryl remembers her sister on her 65th birthday and ruminates on how that age can be traumatic and a real turning point in one’s life.  Well maybe not as much anymore since “retirement” is being pushed off until the next decade.  The limitless scenarios one can instead pursue are more a new beginning rather than an ending.