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The habits of a lifetime ebb slowly, and so we have this honest, moving and amusing account of a retirement that began, in 2014, when beloved Texas writer Leon Hale was 93.

In his inimitable voice, Hale reveals his personal joys and regrets as he traverses the territory of old age, travelling through time and place from his spot on the old front porch at Winedale.

We’re with him at the dinner party where he told an 11 PM story at 8:30; we learn why he doesn’t like the ocean, but loves the shore. For the first time, he shares the World War II experience that haunts him still; and relates the sad drama of his first divorce. We watch turf battles between blue birds and chickadees, and observe his mother’s long effort to teach a parakeet her favorite Bible verse.

There are health challenges, yes, and the give and take that goes on in a happy marriage. Through it all, however, flows the unstoppable optimism that has sustained him through every crisis.

For everyone who has wondered what it’s like to approach their hundredth birthday, here is one inspiring and truthful answer, told with the special sheen of wit and human feeling that we have come to expect from this fine writer.

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“. . . like settling in with a box of bourbon candy. It’s hard to stop with just a few.”— Kirkus

“His voice as a writer is the voice of the man himself. Colloquial, wise, caring . . . and wrily and powerfully humorous.”—John Graves, author of Goodbye to a River

About the Author

LEON HALE was the longtime columnist for the Houston Chronicle, and before that, the Houston Post. He is the best-selling author of twelve books and recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Texas Institute of Letters, among numerous other accolades.

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Kathleen B. RAFFOUL
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Leon Hale''s journal
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2021
This is a precious account of Leon Hale''s old age activities and his love for his wife and family. It is entertaining and inspiring.
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Eudora
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Leon Hale is Forever
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2021
I''ve known Leon Hale as Texas''s best personal essay writer, for many years. This book, published two weeks before he died (not quite 100), re-tells many experiences from his past, updates of life, written from perspective of old age. It hurts to think of his... See more
I''ve known Leon Hale as Texas''s best personal essay writer, for many years.
This book, published two weeks before he died (not quite 100), re-tells many
experiences from his past, updates of life, written from perspective of old age.
It hurts to think of his problems, but I''m glad that he had wife and others to
help him through. I''ll re-read his books, forever.
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Pdingo
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Emotional journey through retirement
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2021
Leon Hale was a newspaper columnist in Houston for over 50 years whom I read and appreciated for many years. This book is a personal journal of his years after retirement. Great stories and excellent writing. Should be on everyone’s reading list.
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David L. Laing
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Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2021
I really enjoyed this book.
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Thomas H.
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Leon enjoyed life.
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2021
I have most of Leon Hales books and so this is the best I would not part with my copy Leon hale was my favorite writer I have followed him since 1955 in the Post and chronicle.
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