California Columnist Retires at 83, Plans To Marry

NSNC member Beth Ashley, a longtime columnist for the Marin Independent Journal in Northern California, has announced her retirement after 40-some years, 26 of them as a columnist. 
 
Craig Wilson broke the news in his column in USA Today.  They met when she worked at Wilson’s paper a few months “on loan” from the Marin paper.  Wilson reported that when she informed him of her retirement plans, she added: “P.S. I am getting married – this summer – to the boy I adored when I was 12. He is 84. I am 83. How’s that for optimism?”

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