We Hear You! Letters from Our May 2012 Issue

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I am 74 yrs. young and a widow for ten years, 5 children (though I lost my youngest when she was 30) and 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I live in dry and sunny Colorado Springs and though I have many invitations to live in Texas, where all my family is, no thank you, because I am so happy in this climate which allows me to be outside all year around. I am blessed with a mother who had good genes and never really aged or got the dreaded gray hair. I walk at the local lake daily as I have for 30 years now, and dearly love all the people I come in contact with. I meet men of all ages, have no interest in dating, but am approached by men of all ages, and personality means so much more to me than their age. Older ones my age or above, don't know what to make of me, because I am so happy and playful, never acting my age. I stay away from the Senior center, but to volunteer, and try to get them out of their "oh whoa is me" moods. I eat and live healthy and take no meds, and just continue to love life and people. My wardrobe is very general and comfortable for outside walking and working in the yard. I have no interest in dating young men, though they do, me! I have an older man, 75 yrs. old who I know from long ago college days coming to live with me, who has so much more experience, knowledge and mental and physical vitality than any younger men I know. He is still running his own business in NYC. If woman would learn to be happy with themselves, and just live life to the best of their abilities and forget younger men, they will be much more content. I enjoy your magazine "More",but my budget keeps me from the many makeup's and clothing advertised. I never leave the house without protective make-up and always wear stylish hats with protective brims when I am outside. No, I never use sun screen, it's not safe or healthy. I have a feeling that when my 75 year, young/old man gets here he will look at the fashions in your magazine and want to take me shopping, and for sure my wardrobe needs help. :) Blessings to all you younger and hard working young woman. I did have my own business at one time, but now being one of the happy people out there, is my business. I walk 3 miles a day. every day! Being honest, I look least 25 year younger, so men tell me, than I am, but still have no interest in younger men. I was a jogger until I reached 65. Tell all these so called older women to learn to be happy with who they are on the inside and it begins to show on the outside.
--Anonymous

Chelsea Handler is not "naughty but nice." She attracts attention by acting rude, crude and immoral--not a role model I want for my granddaughter. Please cancel my subscription to More. Thanks.
--Ann Borger, Fishers, IN

I am 44 and for the past 4 years I have read every issue of More magazine. I think the articles on career, health, fashion, global issues and politics are researched well and informative. So much in them has helped my business and personal life.

I do find a liberal political bias in general in your articles. I never see features on Liz Cheney, Laura Ingram, Condoleezza Rice, or heaven forbid, Ann Coulter. These are strong, successful women who worked hard for their achievements and may not have liberal beliefs but they are brave women nevertheless.

I did appreciate the mention of Julianne Moore supporting Planned Parenthood. That was to be expected. Planned Parenthood purports to "help" women but does abort female babies so I don't think that helps the woman's cause at all. Its founder was a a racist so how can anyone support this organization in good conscience? If you don't believe this, have someone on your research staff do the research on Margaret Sanger's writings and what she thought about the black race.Then have them see how many black children are aborted in comparison to Caucasian children by Planned Parenthood. The Centers for Disease Control has the official statistics.

Thank you for your time,
Mary Beth Burke

First Published April 25, 2012

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Jess0625 07.07.2012

I wanted to respond to Lesley Jane Seymour's letter from the Editor about The contradictions of aging. I think that since there is a huge number of women aging that the Make up Community needs to stand and take notice. There are a number of Companies making exceptional aging products for our beautiful over 50 faces and my main gripe is that they only use 20 year olds in all of the on air and print adds. I know that "youth sells". But in this case I believe that the large population of women would appreciate seeing someone like us, the over 50 wonders, on TV and in adds. Proper skin care and makeup make such a wonderful difference in looking our best in our over 50 faces, I get frustrated that no believes that someone my age (51) can sell their products, I mean seriously it takes nothing to make a 20 something look beautiful, so imagine if women saw me in a before and after photo, trust me they work and I do look 10 times better with them on than I do without them, so those products would fly off the shelf and isn't what they want after all? Does anyone know anyone at these companies that I could pitch this idea too?

Sally 06.09.2012

Loved the memoir by Anna Quindlen, "Aging Gratefully". This will be one for the "pro" section of my More list of favorites. Must buy the book and share with all my "young" friends. Sally Jayes


I AM VERY UPSET ABOUT THE CHOICES OF PRIDE OF LIONESS. WHAT HAS ANN ROMNEY DONE TO DESERVE A PLACE ON THIS LIST AND MICHELLE OBAMA BE OMITTED. I FEEL I CAN NOT LONGER SUPPORT THIS MAGAZINE IF BLATANT POLITICS ARE PART OF SELECTION,LIKE THIS. PLEASE REFUND WHAT MONEY I HAVE LEFT ON MY SUBSCRIPTION AND CLOSE MY ACCOUNT.

04.25.2012

Thank you for Anna Quindlen's article "Aging Gratefully" Wonderful!
How can I get a digital copy of this article?
MORE is my favorite magazine. You always seem to have at least one article with substance. Thanks!

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