Notes on Ageing: The Grandpa Sweater

larry photo for blogGo back in your mind and think about your grandparents and all the old people you’ve known, they all wore sweaters or long-sleeve shirts during the winter, even if the thermostat was set at a comfortable level. Now, picture me sitting in my living room with the thermostat set on 71, wearing socks, natural fleece lined slippers, flannel PJ bottoms, t-shirt, and a button up long-sleeve cotton sweater.

According to Johns Hopkins Medical Center old people feel the cold more because their metabolism has slowed and it becomes more difficult to keep up that perfect 98.6 degree body temperature.

Personally I think it has to do with something the sweater industry, with the backing of the natural fiber lobby, is slipping into our denture paste.

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