Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

Surprise, surprise, surprise.” These words rattle around in my head as spoken in the naïve voice of Gomer Pyle, a fictional marine recruit who anchored a sitcom series in the late 1960s.

Like Gomer, we’ve all had surprises in life and two weeks ago in a Crow’s Feet writing prompt we asked people to write about what surprised them about getting old. We received 18 responses.

I didn’t know I was aging until someone told me,” wrote Ellen Baker.



“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Nancy Peckenham

Journalist, editor, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, adventurer, history-lover. Editor of Crow’s Feet