Cool it, lady!

Cool daughter Ellen, cool mom Joan, who run ultra cool Philly shop Joan Shepp
Cool daughter Ellen, cool mom Joan, who run ultra cool Philly shop Joan Shepp

Back in the day (don’t you just love that expression?), we were taught to respect our parents. No one said anything about thinking they were cool. We certainly weren’t our parents’ friends.  At least not where I grew up.

Today, many of our children think many of us are pretty cool. I won’t pat myself on the back (even if my children have let it slip on occasion that I have a cool factor), so I asked my 30-year-old pal Lina to talk about Terry, her 64-year-old mom. “My mom never stops learning and isn’t afraid of new experiences. She listens to the college music station, goes to the theatre every week, and is always discovering new restaurants. She’s constantly reinventing herself.  She takes care of her body. I trust her advice and think it’s so much fun to talk to her.”

Sure, the calendar says we’re older, but our minds are as fertile as ever. We look pretty good too. And many of us continue to have energy to burn. We didn’t stop relating to the world when it started moving faster than the speed of lightening. We embraced it. Five years ago I was creating magazines (remember them?). Today, I’m creating faboverfifty.com for women just like Terry and me.

Now, I’d say that’s pretty cool.

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