Obituary pages are a fund of information about possibilities and options. Here are two more interesting items.
Jeffrey Mary Lowdermilk died Feb. 18, 2011, at age 102. At the age of 95, she participated in a 5K race!
Margaret Theresa Luskey, died at the relatively young age of 79, but—get this—she was a lifetime employee of the U.S. Government, serving in the Department of State as a Secret Service Agent. She worked alongside Presidents John Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. She apparently never married and she was a Roman Catholic. Perhaps she realized, like many women before her in history, that if she wanted to live a full and interesting life and be all that she could be, she had to remain single. Married, she would be forced into unceasing child-bearing and motherhood, thanks to the dictates of a patriarchal religion.