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    Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine

    Readers respond to a personal essay about parents and aging.

    On Growing Old

    I read the essay by Gwen Romagnoli [about her late father who lived to age 101] and applied every part of that to my mom (Connections, November 18). I lost her at the end of the summer. As I sit and think alone sometimes, I feel the pain in my knee and know it came from her. I find myself squinting more than I used to, so I take the eye vitamins that she needed for macular degeneration.

    Karen Corinha Marshfield

    I want to thank Romagnoli for the essay she wrote about her father. I have a 92-year-old mother, and although she still lives on her own, there are definitely signs of her age. Often, when I find myself getting impatient, I have to tell myself, one day people may get impatient with me.

    Patricia Caldwell Cambridge

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