What do Old Ladies do in New York?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Image of Ladies’ Lunch, credit to The New Yorker

I read the short story with title “Ladies’ Lunch” written by Lore Segal, an Austrian-American author. The story is about five women growing older in New York city, then they have meet every other month to tell their story.
They are in 80’s, came from many places in the world; “their origins in California, County Mayo, Tehran (Iran), Vienna (Austria), and the Bronx” (Segal, 2017).
Actually, the story is deeply human and a mirror of our future lives when growing old. None of us can be liberated or exiled from aging and weakening.
Kids look at their parents no longer who they once were. The important things that children still take care of their parents and show their kinship.
The old ladies tried to help each other, but they cannot due to their own physical condition. They just listening when one of their friends told that she got hip replacement at 82-year-old.
Unfortunately, the recovery is not that much as surgeon cheery projection. The friend need caregiver to take meal, shower, dress, and any other simple things.
The plot and pacing of story is brisk and tidy, have spirit of eternal battle with liberty in “growing” physical and mental weakness. Narrative is wonderful that revealing in dialog.
I consider this story is good because will relate to ourselves in the near future, thus I recommend to you as must read story.

Reference
Segal, L. (2017). Ladies’ Lunch. The New Yorker, February 27, 2017 issue. Retrieved from http://mookseandgripes.com/reviews/2017/02/20/lore-segal-ladies-lunch/

35 comments:

  1. Kalau di Indo barangkali ada bbrp org tua yg tinggal di panti jompo... Bwrkumpul dn berkomunikasi dgn sesama mereka...bisa hidup sampai tua itu belum pasti... Tp kematian itu sdh pasti... Jd bersyukur bs berumur panjang dgn sgala kelebihan dan kekurangan yg ptg berguna.

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    1. yups…

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  2. Then they all get Alzheimers and don't remember to meet for lunch.

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      I read the short story with title “Ladies’ Lunch” written by Lore Segal, an Austrian-American author. The story is about five women growing older in New York city, then they have meet every other month to tell their story.

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      They are in 80’s, came from many places in the world; “their origins in California, County Mayo, Tehran (Iran), Vienna (Austria), and the Bronx” (Segal, 2017).

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  4. This story is a reality that will confront us all ...
    The question is, are we ready to age?

    Good physical appearance, endurance also ... facing solitude ..

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    1. yes, indeed....

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      Actually, the story is deeply human and a mirror of our future lives when growing old. None of us can be liberated or exiled from aging and weakening.

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    2. Right, mr. Tanza.

      My great wishes and hopes, may God grant my prayer ... my parents will not bother many people.

      And also hope, can help a lot of people ..

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  5. This is simply beautiful! My mom is going 90 this June, & I’m sure old folks appreciate this kinda help etc. xoxo

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    1. hope, everything goes well with your mom....

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  6. The plot sounds really interesting ☺

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  7. Sounds an interesting story, I think I'd like it!
    xx

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  8. Sounds wonderful. I would love to read it.

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  9. Hello
    Right now I'm at my aunt's house I'm helping her because she old and she didn't make some works. She has dificulty in dress her self.
    I dont want to get old, I dont want to live that!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. hope, everything goes well with your aunt...
      Yes, we may live longer, and good health...

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  11. I love old women, some are nice.

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      I read the short story with title “Ladies’ Lunch” written by Lore Segal, an Austrian-American author. The story is about five women growing older in New York city, then they have meet every other month to tell their story.

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  12. I was touched by your review of this story. Deeply! Right now I would like to read it. I saw your tag that said that the story was published in the New Yorker in February, 2017 issue. I hope I will find it! Thank you also for giving a link to this story!

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    1. you may find by googling...

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  13. Intresting story about old people. Have a sunny day.

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      Actually, the story is deeply human and a mirror of our future lives when growing old. None of us can be liberated or exiled from aging and weakening.

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  15. Un saludo desde Almería España

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      The old ladies tried to help each other, but they cannot due to their own physical condition. They just listening when one of their friends told that she got hip replacement at 82-year-old.

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  16. Dan cerita ini bisa menjadi inspirasi bagi banyak orang (yang tentunya akan menua).

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    1. yups…

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      Unfortunately, the recovery is not that much as surgeon cheery projection. The friend need caregiver to take meal, shower, dress, and any other simple things.

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  17. This novel sounds a bit different, thanks for the recommendation.

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    1. Thank you to visit my article:
      What do Old Ladies do in New York?
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      The plot and pacing of story is brisk and tidy, have spirit of eternal battle with liberty in “growing” physical and mental weakness. Narrative is wonderful that revealing in dialog.

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