A good voice here, and respect for elders too
Picture yourself as the youngest person at a 95th birthday party in a retirement community. Now ignore the canes and walkers, speak a little louder than usual and bend down a little so you can hear the soft, age-weakened-voices that began talking long before World War II. Around you are fifteen tables collectively filled with centuries of wisdom and life experience. As you become acquainted with the partygoers and learn of their accomplishments, challenges, quick wit and travel experiences in countries that no longer exist, you realize you are at one of the most interesting and fun birthday parties you have ever attended.
The person of honor, Hal, is a budding watercolor artist that paints his own Christmas cards each year. He is also a retired research physicist with a book full of patents and the purest intellectual curiosity…
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