A Gallup Poll on retirement conducted in all 50 states on April 11, 2011 indicated that 44% will want to work full time and that 36% will have to work full time. Equally as interesting is that only 15% will want to stop working while only 3% will have to stop working.
Except perhaps for medical and dental care, I do not think money is particularly needed for long life. My grandfather lived to be 91 on a terrible diet, nil medical care and with a bare minimum of money. He was always active and enjoyed being alive. He walked everywhere or drove a buggy. He chewed tobacco and his wife, who lived to be 89, like a lot of Irish ladies, smoked a small stone pipe with a straight, unfiltered stem. Grandpa grew her tobacco.
GRANDPA PIERCE WAS A GREAT STORY TELLER AND I THINK HE ENJOYED LIFE. My attitude is much like his and as edited in this story shared by my friend Pat.