Ringing in ‘old’ New Year

“No plans for New Year’s Eve. Probably a quiet dinner with the kids. Maybe we can stay awake until midnight … HA!”

Those were the emailed words of a dear friend of mine as Christmas Day passed and the New Year’s celebration approached. And by “dear” I mean old. I mean my age.

We went to college together and graduated more than 50 years ago. Those were the days we stayed up late. We attended New Year’s Eve parties with friends and family. We socialized without yawning or motioning with nodded heads to our loved ones that “we should get going.”

We’ve kept in touch over the years. But, I’ve noticed that calls or emails come earlier now. Meals shared have become lunches instead of dinners.

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