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