It seems my sweet husband and I stand a good chance of becoming a little older than our teeth one day. So do other residents of our city, ranked this week as the No. 1 community in the county in terms of life expectancy.
Reporter Megan O'Neil has the full story for us in this week's paper — and we posted it online Tuesday— so no need to go into great detail here. Just suffice it to say I am wondering how close we'll get to the current La Cañada Flintridge lifespan projection of 87.8 years. It turns out our 25-year-old daughter is wondering the same thing, only for different reasons.
I e-mailed her a copy of the report, titled "Life Expectancy in Los Angeles County," prepared by the Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, thinking she'd be impressed and maybe even glad her hometown shows such promise for those hoping for darn-near eternal life. Her reply: "Nuts! I'll have to pay for your nursing home for longer!"