So maybe you’re middle-aged, staring down the barrel of old age. Don’t panic. I am here to help you keep it all in perspective.
Today I went around my neighborhood of Jamaica Plain (Boston) and took some photos to illustrate my point.
(First, let me be clear: I have, myself, not yet attained the age of 50, but since it’s a nice, round number, let’s use that.)
This radio (1948) is older than you, by 9 years.
This house (1760) is older than you, by 197 years.
This bar (1935) is older than you, by 22 years.
This Royal Doulton china is older than you, by about 27 years.
My friend Jeff Ferris is older than you, by 1 year.