Eighty – Like It or Not 

Many high school friends who have survived to celebrate their big 8-0 birthdays live in south Florida. It’s time to throw COVID caution to the wind and go visiting. Better to say hello to the living than goodbye to the dead. 

Visits now are low-key—short walks, long stories. I tried to capture the essence of my time there using the zip code of my friend and host.  

Zip code to 33176 

Three old friends 

Pouring cheap wine 


Reminiscing about old times around the patio table 

Telling long stories of questionable truth 

Published by Carole J. Garrison

I’m a conversationalist, an observer, a passionate participant in life. And now, in my later years, I’m a recorder of the lessons of my life through essays, stories, and novels. I live in the fourth moment of life, just outside the normal distribution of most people and it is from this place that I write.

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