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A reporter from the Sacramento Bee called me late last month to ask about what I knew about the tenure of most book clubs. She was doing a piece about the Elk Grove Book Club that was celebrating its 70th anniversary. We marveled as we realized the cultural and political times this group had shared together --- World War II, the fabulous '50s, the swinging '60s, and on and on. I told her that among our 5,200 registered book clubs, only 265 have existed more than 10 years. We then talked age for a bit as the oldest member of the Elk Grove is 88; the group's last charter member just died earlier this month. With our registered groups we see that we have 3,900 groups with no members over age 65. You can read the article here (please note that free registration is required).