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January 7, 2015

Bernice Madigan died on Jan. 3, her passing making just a ripple in the news cycle, easy to miss. There were football games, and so on.

She had been living on a farm in western Massachusetts for the past few years with family, although she’d left home at 18 for our nation’s capitol and stayed there most of her life, happily married and working for the Treasury Department until she took an early retirement due to a disability.

Retirement is an uneasy concept for me. Ask me again in 10 years; I might be less uneasy then (possibly terrified), but as I watch friends and family drift off i...

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