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Not so young mayor learns the definition of 'seasoned seniors'

Mayor Byron W. Brown faced some grumbling earlier this week when he spoke to a group of about 50 senior citizens about celebrating what the city calls “Older Americans Month.”

“Seasoned!” the audience bellowed during introductory remarks, drowning out the mayor.

“Seasoned?” Brown asked with a quizzical expression.

After a little more ribbing, it seemed to register.

“I got it. I got it. Seasoned. Seasoned. Not older. Seasoned,” Brown said.

The crowd roared its approval.

“It is good to see all of these seasoned seniors,” the 58-year-old mayor said. “I’m a few years from being a seasoned senior myself.”

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