Old And In ... The Yard?
Published: March 15th, 2007
By: Michael McGuire

Old and in ... the yard?

Changes occur when we get older. Our hair turns white and our skin wrinkles. Like it or not, that much we know is true.

What else happens?

I used to be certain our names changed once we hit a certain age. That’s because I could never picture my great-aunt being called “Gladys” when she was a kid. I figured she was always known as “Stacey” or “Michelle.” Then WHAM! On her 60th birthday she – along with all the other new Alfreds and Ethels of the world – was dubbed with an elderly sounding (at least to whipper-snapper like me) alias.

That’s obviously not how it works. But I was young, and having self-centered and rude beliefs comes with that.

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