Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

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

September 26, 2020

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!)



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