From EB: Good news: Assisted Decision Making law in Mich. makes it easier to avoid gship

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Dolores, 87, sits in her apartment in Northwest Washington on June 22, 2018, discussing how it feel to no longer have a guardian. (Theresa Vargas/The Washington Post)
ColumnistJune 27 at 7:00 AM

The 87-year-old wore a silk dress she had sewn herself. The bright blue fabric featuring yellow, turquoise and lavender flowers pulled at the eyes, and against it, the pale pink stones of her necklace seemed a conservative choice. But that’s not why she wore it.

With a smile, she explained that she had picked the beads less for the statement they made than for the promise they held.

“They’re supposed to help you get a boyfriend,” she said, laughing.

When the woman tells people she is not far from 90, they show genuine surprise. She has…

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