Ageless Disneyland Turns 66 This Summer

Posted on July 23rd, 2021
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“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional,” is perhaps Walt Disney’s most well-known adage.  It certainly applies to his most celebrated creation, Disneyland.  The park is turning 66 years old this month — it remains a gleaming testament to the wonder of youth just as it did on opening day in Anaheim, California, July […]

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The Collyer Brothers: World Champion Hoarders

Posted on July 16th, 2021
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“Like the rest of the world I knew of the Holt brothers through the newspapers which made them a sensation,” Marcia Davenport wrote. “Scarcely anybody has forgotten how Seymour Holt was found dead in that derelict house crammed from cellar to roof with one hundred seventy tons of hoarded rubbish; and how, after a twenty-two […]

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The Truth about Judy Garland’s ‘Incautious’ Death

Posted on June 25th, 2021
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“Do you know how difficult it is to be Judy Garland?  And for me to live with me?  I’ve had to do it — and what more unkind life can you think of than the one I’ve lived?” Two years after making those comments to McCall’s magazine, Judy Garland was found dead in her rented London home.  […]

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Baby Boomers challenge the myths about growing old

Posted on June 17th, 2021
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The term ageism, coined in 1968 by psychiatrist and pioneering gerontologist, Dr. Robert N. Butler, refers to prejudice against the elderly. “Ageism reflects a deep seated uneasiness…a personal revulsion to and distaste for growing old, disease, disability, and fear of powerlessness, uselessness, and death,” Dr. Butler said. What particularly exasperated Dr. Butler was the reality that chronological […]

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Home or Hospital?  Choosing a place to die.

Posted on June 10th, 2021
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Most Americans would prefer to die at home.  Surveys show that 90% of our population wants to pass away in their own beds. There was a time when the majority of deaths were homebased.  In 1912, two-thirds of those passing succumbed there. “Throughout human history, and until very recently, most people died at home,” Dr. […]

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