Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Mar 26, 2011.
Was being treated for blood cancer.
She was a major pioneer- I watched her when she was on Crossfire
That is certainly is a terrible loss. She was a highly intelligent and bright woman who was very admired.
I went to one of the Mondale/Ferraro rallies during the 1984 campaign. Very exciting listening to both candidates speak. I also enjoyed her tv commentary over the years.
You always "fought the good fight".
RIP, Ms. Ferraro.
RIP special lady. A lot of class and brains there.
I never liked her much but she did break through some barriers. Sorry she died young.
Is 75 considered young? I don't about that considering the life expectancy in the US is around 81 years old for females.
I think 75 could be considered "young", based on the lifestyle of the person. I take care of 40 year olds who are on death's door due to their lifestyle choices, poor genetics, whatever; and I see a lot of people in their 70s and even 80s (including my step-dad, who'll be 75 this year) who are incredibly active and healthy due to THEIR lifestyle choices, good genetics and whatnot. So yes, in terms of my dad, I think 75 is still young....in terms of a hell of a lot of patients I take care of, it's not.
RIP, Ms. Ferraro. You were a great civil servant, and -- by so many accounts (including your former adversaries) -- a great person.
ITA w/Kasey, re: life expectancy. That 81 years (and less for men) is dragged down as it includes the millions of persons of one's age who died as youngsters/young adults/adults .. from childhood diseases, accidents, and later lifestyle diseases, etc. I'm sure that a life expectancy graph for a healthy person at age 50 would be some years higher.
I'll be 62 in May, and believe me 75 is young! No way do I feel my years, let alone act like my Grandma did at my age. I am also lucky enough not to look it, and my Mother will be 90 in October.