|Elderhood can be
as much fun as childhood.
Make it happen.
Toys, Tools, and Tals
Children enjoy life most when they're playing, a form of learning. Toys help them play better.
Adults enjoy life most when they're productive. Tools help them do it better.
Elders enjoy life most when they're transferring wisdom. What do we call things which help us do it better?
We don't. Without a word, we can't discuss them. That limits our enjoyment of life.
Because we have the words "toys" and "tools", we have been able to develop excellent items to enrich the lives of children and adults. We need a similar word for elders.
Our new word for items which help elders transfer wisdom is "tal." (rhymes with pal) Tals are to elders what toys are to children or tools are to adults.
Now that you have the word, you'll start noticing tals like children notice toys and adults notice tools.
Of course, children don't just notice toys. They play with them. As you notice tals, you'll use them. They will enrich your life as they help you enrich others.
When a child uses pencils to build a tower, he's using them as toys. When an architect uses pencils to design a building, she's using them as tools. When elders use pencils to write memoirs, they're using them as tals.
You'll recognize your telephone as a tal - and your e-mail. You can still use them as tools, but you'll have more fun when you use them as tals.
Playful children have lots of toys. Productive adults have lots of tools. Successful elders have lots of tals.
While children look forward to visiting a toy store, elders can feel the same about a tal store.
Well, you can crank up your smile, because you're at the tal store!
All the items on the right will help you distribute wisdom. Use them to make your elderhood as much fun as childhood.
When you do, you'll notice a dramatic boost in health and happiness. That's your signal that you're doing the right thing.
If you think of a tal that we haven't listed, please tell us about it. Maybe we can offer it here soon.
Welcome to the Tal Store
We only sell tals, items which help elders transfer wisdom. For more information about tals, read the "Tal Tale" to the left.
Shopping at the Tal Store
When you see an item you'd like to have on this page, click on its picture or its price. You'll transfer to a shopping cart where you can choose the quantity. From that page, you can either return here to continue shopping, or pay for your items with a credit card at a secure site.
We usually ship orders the next business day. Your credit card statement will show a charge from Heirloom Stories™, the parent company of Elderhood.com
If you prefer paying by check, please e-mail us.
Thank you for visiting the Tal Store. Have fun shopping for, and especially using, your new tals.
Why is shipping free?
Because you deserve it. You're a retail customer. When you shop in local stores, do they add shipping charges? Of course not; the retail price includes all costs.
If you purchase a dozen or more of any item, we can give you a 20% discount, but we'll add our shipping cost. E-mail us for details.
We deliver free to US destinations. Books ship by Media Mail, pins go First Class. For $2 extra, we'll ship books by First Class or Priority. If you enter an order for delivery to another country, we'll e-mail you for approval of shipping charges before completing your order
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