Vegan Deli

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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

Raising Vegetarian Children

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Getting Older

Remember the saying, "The wisdom of the ages"? That's not used much anymore. What can easily be heard in its place are advertisements selling youth. Wrinkle creams and moisturizers are multimillion-dollar industries. Foundation is sold to cover our well-earned smile lines that manufacturers so rudely call wrinkles. Blush gives us that glowing look of youth. Have you ever noticed that the models who tell us that particular miracle products turned back time on their skin can't be older than twenty?

Society seems to forget that with aging comes wisdom -- wisdom that is only gained from years of experiencing what life has to offer. I admire the Native Americans for the way they cherish their elders instead of putting them in nursing homes and hiding them away.

As a woman, I think my "fine lines" give my face character. The scars on my body from childhood and adult life are my medals from battle. They remind me that I came through life and was victorious. I don't want to be twenty again. I enjoy every minute of my life now. Youth would mean that I would not be about to celebrate ten years of marriage. I would not have two beautiful sons. I would not have an adult best-friend relationship with my own mother.

As a vegan, I am repulsed by the treatment of our older people. I am repulsed by the animal products used in so many of the cosmetics and potions that are supposed to turn back our clocks.

I envision a society that is loving and supportive of it's most important members. I hope for a society that will cherish the people that don't necessarily look like Audrey Hepburn or John Wayne, but have life's knowledge and experience to share -- the funny and the sad. Our elders share with us a history that we can only read about in books, but if we would simply listen, we could get it now in living color.

Beth M.
Washington

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