|Temple of Egina Greece|
I realized the United States didn't have a lot of age, when I was reading the description of a sculpture in the Vatican Museum, and the last line said that it had been in that location since 1776, that chunk of marble had not been moved in as long as we have been a country. So what is old? I get frustrated when "historic conservationists" confuse old with historic. Most things that are old, are not historic, some things that are not old are historic - now don't fall prey to the fallacy of the undistributed middle.
So this weeks five questions are about old?
1: How old was the oldest person you ever met? 101 - I was her court appointed lawyer and she told me it was all going to be okay and I should go home now. That was her answer to every question.
2: How far back has your family tree been traced? The Mayflower on my paternal grandfather's side.
3: What is the oldest building you have ever been in? Hard to say, a bunch of 2,000-2,500 year old stuff in Greece and Italy. I liked the temple above and you would walk around inside it. I broke out in a rash from some weed growing around it. I went into a pharmacy in Athens the next day, the pharmacist took one look at my leg and said, "you have been Egina, I have just the thing for that."
4: If you could reset the clock to any age, what age would you be? I like the age I am.
5: How old do you want to live to? My only wish is to die while I am living, instead of living when I am dead. I see too many people hang on far past their expiration date. I'd sooner go out swinging than fade away by the day.