My wife and I are 70±1. We have no kin within 1000 miles. My retirement plan financially includes us staying put. How many years will we be good with that? I have started to consider the tremendous upheaval in our lives to move closer to family. Partly to be closer to them because it would be a good thing but more as a consideration for my daughter who would be the one burdened with caring for her mother if I croak first. I don’t want to put her in your position. There are also my old fashion views of what I am to be as a man and the thought of becoming someone’s burden is more disturbing than death. Nobody gets out alive. There’s more to getting old than the appearance of the man in the mirror.

Retired and living my golden years in a world full of angry people.

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