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Tales from a Twilight House

Tales from a Twilight House

Life is an escalating process of saying goodbye.

Every book is written for a particular audience. This book is written for retired persons, or persons near retirement. Younger people may enjoy it as an insight into old age. Tales from a Twilight House is a compilation of commentary, poetry and prose written by a man residing in a continuing care retirement community on the west coast of Florida. At the age of eighty-nine, having lost his wife of sixty-four years and many friends, he looks at life from the top of a ladder of years and decades. His insights from that perch offer readers a philosophy to grow old by.


Pages: 106
Pub Date: 04-24-2020
Softcover: 14.95 9781646630066
Hardcover: 26.95 9781646630080


Dr. Richard J. Smith is Professor Emeritus at University of Wisconsin, Madison and recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from that university. He is author or co-author of five college textbooks and various curriculum materials that contain his original poetry, essays and short stories. He also has published numerous articles in professional journals for teachers and school administrators. His latest book, published in 2016, Life After Eighty, is his personal perspective on living well and staying happy while growing older. Richard and his wife live in Bradenton, Florida, at Westminster Towers and Shores, a retirement community where he is a featured writer for the community newspaper.

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