Excerpt: "I turned 53 this summer. To anyone over, say, 63, that will sound young enough. To those younger than about 43, I will seem old-ish, and I'll be so old to those under 20 that the nice ones will treat me with gentle kindness for fear that I might break and the rest will see me as irrelevant and/ or invisible."
McMinn, Lisa Graham, "Becoming an Old Woman (in the West) (from Dirt and the Good Life)" (2012). Faculty Publications - Department of World Languages, Sociology & Cultural Studies. 44.