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The Staircase to Old Age

From: Deborah Begel
Series: Calling America: Give Us Your Stories, Poems & Essays
Length: 02:54

We climb the stairs to old age with two women & one man

Caph7oldage_small Hey there, grab your cane! Today on Calling America, we climb the stairs to old age. We meet two older women and one older man, each on a different voyage through life's most mysterious chapter.

Pigeons
By Donna Pucciani
Read by Jason Hill

Stepping Out
By Leone Scanlon
Read by Diana Martinez Marr

Old Woman
By Jim Barton
Read by Sofia Trainor

Music: Didgeridoo by Rev Imish

I have freed myself of feeding tubes,
retrained muscles, healed, mostly,
strong as the crocus.
Now, ready or not,
the hurdy-gurdy calls.
I step out.
  --Stepping Out by Leone Scanlon

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Hey there, grab your cane! Today on Calling America, we climb the stairs to old age. We meet two older women and one older man, each on a different voyage through life's most mysterious chapter.

Pigeons
By Donna Pucciani
Read by Jason Hill

Stepping Out
By Leone Scanlon
Read by Diana Martinez Marr

Old Woman
By Jim Barton
Read by Sofia Trainor

Music: Didgeridoo by Rev Imish

I have freed myself of feeding tubes,
retrained muscles, healed, mostly,
strong as the crocus.
Now, ready or not,
the hurdy-gurdy calls.
I step out.
  --Stepping Out by Leone Scanlon

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In cue: Hey there! Grab your cane!

Out cue: I'm Kim Stafford

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