RECEN TLY SEEN
Reading the @amygrant and
@VGcom lovefest in AARP
magazine. Can’t. Put. It. Down.
I truly enjoyed
your story about
Vince Gill and Amy Grant. I’ve seen them perform in
concert, and their love and devotion to each other is
obvious. They endured through their divorces and
ended up right where they were supposed to be, with
each other. Thanks to Alanna Nash for writing such
an interesting and moving story.
and with a bit of baking soda, it can
clean your sink drain. Baking soda
itself is a good cleaner too. Add it to
your wash to boost the power of your
detergent. Hydrogen peroxide can
take the place of fancy “oxy” cleaners. Rubbing alcohol will leave your
metal faucets and appliances sparkling and germ free. And remember
to use stained or worn washcloths as
opposed to paper towels!
RHONDA C. WATTS-HETTINGER
Wilton, New Hampshire
Conway, South Carolina
Positively Bob Dylan
“Forever Young” reminded me
that Bob Dylan is about my age. I’d
heard of him decades ago, of course,
but hadn’t really heard him until I
reached my golden years. Good grief!
Where have I been, and what was I
doing all my life?
Big Thrills, Big Fun
I related to your article “Crazy for
Adventure,” about extreme sports.
Life after 50 does not have to be sedentary; plenty of 50-plus athletes like
me are rediscovering old sports and
finding new ones. I recently tried
stand-up paddling, a combination of
surfing and paddle sports. After renting my first board in Annapolis, Maryland, and cruising the Chesapeake Bay,
I was hooked. Nowadays I paddle on
the lakes in Georgia and hope to later
enjoy the surf in Panama City.
I may be “Crazy for Adventure” too.
This summer, at age 59, I’ll undertake a long trek through the Rocky
Mountains in New Mexico. Half my
friends think I’m crazy and should
reconsider. The other half know I’m
crazy—and think I’ll have fun!
DONALD N. WRIGHT
Port Angeles, Washington
How to Go Green Cheaply
Going green does not have to be
expensive [“The High Cost of Going
Green”]. Vinegar will clean anything
a glass cleaner would. It can also
freshen laundry in the rinse cycle,
Cell Phone Caveat
I read with interest “Hello, Savings,”
Laura Daily’s article on how to pay
less for your cell phone. While very
informative, her statement that all
four major carriers will let you return
a phone—no questions asked—during
a trial period is not entirely correct:
A restocking fee may apply.
DAVE SCO TTO
Bronxville, New York
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