From the column of the same name in the Chicago Daily News, from letters and interviews come not only the philosophy but the hard facts of the years of retirement. With the age of 65 handled as a gateway rather than a crisis, here are the stories of success and failure in other peoples' lives; here are the things they have done that might appeal to you; here are the questions and answers about your pension, about making money, about adjusting, about moving, farming (""the most popular of retirement adventures"" -- and the most chancy""). Here too comes the question of living with children, or in a home, or how; what a widow should know; but better yet how to help to keep your husband alive; considerations about retiring before the age limit and some possibilities of outwitting compulsory retirement, if you are of a mind to. Warnings and guideposts, advice and suggestions -- this makes a determined and hopeful effort to bridge not only a time but a necessary type of thinking for all those faced with the question. Facts, figures -- and encouragement for a large audience.