Dating my grandmother

She no longer drives and complains that email and Skype are too difficult but still lives alone in New York and Florida townhouses.

As a child, I spent a lot of time with her, partly because I liked it, partly because my parents wanted to offload me and partly because I was to serve as the female child that Grandma had longed to have instead of four sons.

Eyeliner always looks best after being napped in, blinked on, and showered with, and over the span of a day achieves the smudgy look so prized by Egyptians. Put a lot of it on early, and as the day passes it may begin to look natural. I wore a black skirt and a red velvet shirt and my best flowered Betsey Johnson tights, since my ankles are now my best feature. Three young women were ahead of me in line, whispering, then one turned around and shyly declared that she loves my books. I had prepared myself to see Luther's face fall when we met, but he betrayed no disappointment or surprise. When did you stop drinking, I wondered, because he didn't look like a man who'd been ordering ginger ale all his life. I think I loved him from the moment he looked at the menu, read "petit rack of lamb," and asked the waitress how big the portion was.

I recently found out that if your face is as lined as mine it is better to use cream than powder. "Put it on the apples of your cheeks," said the pretty young woman who had also asked as tactfully as she could if I spent a lot of time in the sun. I thanked her, we blushed, and they were shown to their table. Hello and hello, a pleasant shaking of hands, we took a seat at the bar. His shoulders were like great big folded angel wings. His face was bony and also very deeply lined, and he looked as if he made things. "That's just what they call the way they cut the chops," she explained, "nothing to do with size." He had the lamb and I forget what I had.

I also watched her paint still life watercolors, a hobby that substituted for the romance she wished she had had instead of her strained marriage.

Even at the age of ten, as I listened to my grandparents’ arguments from the back seat of Grandpa’s caddie, I wondered why they didn’t just get a divorce already.

Now this might make you think that love is dead, but what if we told you that there is a 31-year-old guy in Pittsburgh who is in a relationship with a 91-year-old great grandmother? When he was 22 and he brought his first girlfriend home, she was 50.“I have a boyfriend,” said Grandma over the telephone.It was August of 2016, and I was pretending to be in Arizona although I had in fact moved to Istanbul.I offer them adventure."Kyle met Marjorie back in 2009 (yes, they've been together for that long) at a bookstore.Before Kyle, she had been single for 37 years after she split up with the father of her six children.