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Oldsters: Keep your shoes on

In this August, airline passengers go through the security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Don’t expect much elbow room on flights this fall, airlines are cutting seats available in the U.S. by about 2 percent. (Associated Press)
In this August, airline passengers go through the security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Don’t expect much elbow room on flights this fall, airlines are cutting seats available in the U.S. by about 2 percent. (Associated Press)

While flying out of Spokane this week, I noticed a sign never seen before at the aiport security line. It showed a big 1937 with these words: "If you are 75 or older, you can keep your shoes and light jacket on."

It sent the message that 1) if you are older, you don't have the strength to be a terrorist or 2) you take too damn long to take on and off those shoes and we need to keep the lines moving, old man. 3) we respect our elders and removing shoes is kind of disrespectful.

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Spokesman-Review features writer Rebecca Nappi, along with writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., discuss here issues facing aging boomers, seniors and those experiencing serious illness, dying, death and other forms of loss.






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