1. Mike says

    I’m happy for both of them! One of the best New Year’s Eve parties I ever attended was when I was in my early twenties, and I attended a party held by some friends. Their great-grandmother was there from upstate New York, and we spent the whole night sitting together in the dining room drinking Scotch. We both had a blast, and both had hangovers the next morning. If it hadn’t been for her, I would have completely forgotten that party, but, because of her, I remember that party almost forty years later.

    We are so weird about age in the US. I read an article where a guy in his eighties complained that everyone ignored him. He would be at a table of people discussing a subject, and he would make a comment, and the whole table would just completely ignore him. He compared notes with friends that were also in their eighties, and found that they all had the same experience. The amazing thing was, they even found this was true if they were at a table of people in their sixties and seventies. So if you take a table of people in their sixties and seventies, and throw in someone older, the older person gets completely ignored.

  2. I wont grow up says

    What an outstanding young man. He is indeed a tribute to his parents, grandparents and his amazing great grandma. Maybe we’re not doomed after all if we have young people like this. We MUST as a society start listening and learning from our older generation for they are there for us to tap their wisdom and experience.

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