The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - 106
Librarian supreme Carol Tuckwiller is living proof that the years are indeed kind to certain people.
70: THE GOOD FIGHT (SO FAR)
Kurt Rheinheimer sits at the same desk as 30 years, ago, although slightly more tilted?
My sidebar to the 1986 first-boomers-
at-40 piece talked about my heroes over
There's some measure of comfort,
the decades-Mom ('40s), Fess Parker (ear-
here at 70, that except for sliding a bit on
ly '50s), Gus Triandos (late '50s), Bob Dylan
the sun (see the scar behind my ear to
('60s), John Updike ('70s), Kareem ('80s), to
prove it), and a keep-the-knees deal with
mention a few of those named then.
the devil to do the elliptical every other
My characterization of life at 40 read
day instead of all running (if it can still be
like this: "Foolishly run several miles a day,
called that), the fight to deny/belie contin-
eat yogurt and fruit, do sit-ups and stay
ues, at least as of this morning. Which is
out of the sun in futile attempt to deny/
all, we semi-geezers are finally beginning
belie the impossible age that has befallen
to learn, we can ask for.
106 | MAY/JUNE 2016
cabin in Roanoke County.
"It's been modified several
times," says Bonnie.
They have a daughter
and a new grandchild.
In 1986, Peter Ostaseski was 10 years into ownership of Bolt Advertising,
which he founded. He
continued with the successful company-taking
on partners, including
Dale Poindexter-in the
process. When the principals split in 2005, it was