One of our networks received an email from a listener/reader this week, objecting to our use of the adjective "elderly" to describe a 56 year old woman who was killed in a tornado. I'm sure I once considered 56 "elderly" (ancient?) but no longer.
The next day I received a phone call from an old friend of my father, Luther Pillow. He's 86 and still works ("when I want to"). Sounded very healthy and sharp. Assured me he'd get back online and check out my KBOA website.
In a little more than two weeks, I will have been working for our company for 25 years. Have you figured out the math yet?
Mr. Pillow is 25 years older than I. Which means –health and circumstances permitting– I might be nearing the halfway point in my current employment.
Think of it. 50 years with one company. And what changes will I see in the next quarter century?
No, I don't think 56 is elderly.
Headline is a quote by Stephen Hawking