Advantages to growing older

When we were children, we wore hats and shirts on the beach, T-shirts over our bathing suits. And now that we are old, we wear hats and shirts on the beach.

As a person who cannot tan, I never tried to cultivate that look and just accepted that although being outdoors on the beach is one of my great loves, covering up is an absolute necessity.

As children we were slathered with suntan oil, and wearing our shirts and hats, we’d hit the water with our rafts. If we didn’t have rafts, we’d just hit the water and stay in the ocean until our lips were blue and our fingers were wrinkled like prunes.

Now, we slather ourselves with sunscreen, wear shirts and hats and wade in the edge and walk

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