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!)