Old Folks are the Future started on a cruise out of Barcelona, Spain. Our travel agency had won free tickets for both the cruise and airfare. We were leaving the French Riviera and heading to Monaco when romantic Maxine wanted to know why I kept singing “We Real Cool” and I told her about Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks, who was from the Southside of Chicago .
“Well, if she can send poor students to Europe when they graduate from High School, then why don’t we provide a voice for old folks to experience some good in life.” Her logic is beyond dispute!
So, when we got home, I asked some of our friends, who are old folks, if they knew of any newspaper columns that were devoted to old folks and they said “NO.”
There are lots of old folks and some of them really need some good news, and that’s how Old Folks are the Futuregot started.
Maxine retired from Arlington Memorial Hospital at 65 and is now 81. I retired at 81from Tarrant County College on August 31, 2015 where I served as a full-time, tenured, professor of English (American & British Literature)
We are both energetic seniors who have experienced much of the world and believe that Old Folks want to continue doing something valuable with the rest of their lives. An article/story in our quarterly journals could help them experience that something extra special.
Maxine & Ludwig Otto
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