Ponder this: “You may not like flowers, but eventually they will grow on you.” That gem according to Digger O’Dell, the friendly undertaker on the old radio show, “The Life of Riley,”
News flash: Boomers don’t think they are ever going to die.
A recent research firm found the cheery fact that most boomers say they think old age begins at 79.5. “A ridiculously sunny view” writes Michael Winerip in his new NYTimes Generations column. Sunny because the average life expectancy is 77.
Although his new column is written for people who type with their thumbs, it is good geezer reading, too.
“Time and money had always been the boomers’ friends: a new job, a second marriage,a reconstructed knee, a fresh start.” He even has the temerity to refer to the Boomer label as cheesy.
To some, aging remains a mystery. Not me. If you’re lucky, you age. The only secret I’ve learned in the past 70 years is pretty simple – enjoy.