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Carrie Classon, Courier Columnist
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Carrie Classon is an author, columnist, and performer. She champions the idea that it is never too late to reinvent oneself in unexpected and fulfilling ways. Learn more at

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I realized that I might be a late bloomer—a little late, naturally.

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Nobody was using the old wren house. My grandfather built it. Grandpa started building birdhouses when he retired from milking cows and his second oldest son took over.

By Carrie Classon, Courier Columnist September 5, 2019

I’ve been having my husband, Peter, cut my hair. I’m not sure I would recommend this to everyone, but I have almost no hair.

The surprises just kept coming. When I moved in with Peter a few years back, I brought my clothes, a few books, and some artwork. I rented out my house, gave away my furniture, and everything else was consigned to “things I’ll deal with later,” a pile which—mysteriously—did not shrink with time.

It was my birthday this week.

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This past week, my parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, and I stood in front of the greeting card rack for a very long time.

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