Jumping off from my previous post about fat and health as a gift, I rambled a bit over at the Fierce Fatties feed about how extra fat can be a real help when you're elderly (similarly if you're a baby). I may have mentioned here before that my paternal grandmother has Alzheimers; she used to be a plump, cheerful woman, but now her plumpness is gone. Read more at the link and comments are loved. Lets me know there are people out there who actually read this thing.
(Grandma, Grandpa and Gabe, Xmas 2006)