Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ageing – Part VI – Don’t Let the Old Man In


The great Roger Angell (The Summer Game) wrote a beautiful essay on Ageing when he was 93 years old in The New Yorker (February 17, 2014) – it was funny, inspiring and heartbreaking all at the same time.

 

One humorous piece of advice he shares comes from ‘the most trusted man in America’ – broadcaster Walter Cronkite.

 

Angell writes “I don’t read Scripture and I cling to no life precepts, except perhaps to Walter Cronkite’s rules for old men (which he did not deliver over the air!):

-      Never trust a fart.

-      Never pass up a drink.

-      Never ignore an erection.

 

Timeless(ly politically incorrect!)

 

KR