Easier to say this once, than to each post.
Like a few other folks who said something similar, I use the word "girl" for eveyrone...especially for myself. (My editor as yelled at me about this several times.) I call my friends girls, my mom and her friends "girls"...in the circle I live in, people are old enough to be flattered by the term.
No disrespect was meant by referring to the lovely lady I spoke about in the last post as a girl...If you wish to say that I am provincial enough that I was unaware that it would offend, you are entirely right...and for any offense given, I apologize.
But no disrespect was meant.