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Tue., March 26, 2013, 5:02 p.m.

Love: Say No To Monster Old Nose

Marianne Love/Slight Detour doesn't mind the ear wax that comes with aging. Or the bowing neck. But the prospect of a growing nose? Shazam! Here's how she reacted to such info in Monday's Boomer section:

The nose?  That's always been a particularly sensitive part of my body.  I know it's already big, and I fear for the day when it gets longer and thinner and starts to droop. That's gonna be pretty ugly.  I think after I leave this computer I'm gonna go get the ruler, do some measuring, take some side nose view photos and start comparing. Just plain awful to think about these things happening to our very own selves, especially our noses, which, in my mind and on my face, is bad enough to begin with. There IS a plus to this elderly nose growth.  It might be a lot easier extending my tongue to the tip of my nose.  That's always been an icebreaker in really boring meetings when another person across the room is just as bored as you are. And, as I get older, I'll probably be looking for ways to humor myself.  More here. (AP photo: Singer Barbra Streisand, who is known for her one-of-a-kind probiscus, is shown biting her nails)

Question: Would physical change bugs you most as you age?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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