The City of Mary Esther is an EOE & operates as a drug free workplace. Starting rate is .60/hour with excellent benefits.Meanwhile, 66-year-old Duncan Bannatyne is ‘actively trying for a baby’ — gag!— with his girlfriend, a 35-year-old dental hygienist called Nigora Whitehorn who ‘adores him as a person’. Online dating may have much to recommend, particularly for older age groups who find it difficult to reach out to like-minded contemporaries, but I feel the focus is always on the exceptional success stories rather than the grim reality of being another name on a dating list. My friend Evie would be content with someone to hold her hand in the cinema, make a fuss of her in a restaurant and not try to get her to transfer her life savings into his account before the end of the first date (file image)Still , is that even what everyone really wants?But here’s the reason: like many people my age, I am having to face the realities of a life spent largely alone. As years go by, the strong maternal arms weaken and become frail, and the pendulum swings from being the carer to become the one who is cared for. The statistics also tell us that more and more single young people under the age of 40 are living alone, and that is bad for their mental health, too. All this solitary living is bad for the environment. From the moment I was born I have been surrounded by people. There is a special bond between mothers and daughters. But sometimes I find it hard to do so, when I crave their company so much.Meanwhile, most single men on the 50-60-70-and-beyond spectrum will go for younger women, a much younger woman, if they can possibly get away with it, the brutes.
For the first time in many years you can please yourself, do what you want. ’Good causes are happy to use our skills and keep us occupied during the day. Statistics tell us that three out of five women over 75 live alone. But they don’t care if the day has been tough or rewarding. If we should have the misfortune to fall, as so many elderly do, there is the risk that we will lay there for hours, perhaps even days, undiscovered. I don’t have a clear memory of her companion, she seemed to stay discreetly in the background like a character in a Daphne du Maurier novel, with no clear identity of her own. She has, she says, good friends among her neighbours, a dining room for meals, a library for tea and wonderful care if she needs it. It’s a drastic solution, and at the moment the thought appals me.Full-time position for motivated individual with hands-on capabilities involving physical labor. Submit a city application which can be downloaded from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. or mailed to 195 Christobal Rd., N., Mary Esther, FL 32569, Attention: City Clerk. The City of Mary Esther is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.Must be able to work in extreme weather, lift up to 80 lbs., and operate various equipment to maintain streets, landscaping, & buildings. Successful candidate must have Firefighter II in accordance with FSS, and be EMT certified. It has a lovely garden, but I don’t enjoy walking around it by myself, with only the ghost of my husband Desmond, who created it, to talk to. In fact, I’m not someone who believes getting older is a disaster. Because it’s no fun if there isn’t a set of ribs next to you that you can nudge and say: ‘This is fun, isn’t it? No wonder so many of us buy a dog to greet us or talk to our TVs. I don’t visit my little country cottage very often. Someone to share a drink with at sunset or explore a new dawn with.