Not many things make me feel older these days. Not my daughter’s getting married, not the birth of grandchildren, not a hip replacement, or even osteoporosis of the spine. But when a young pilot suggested that we write an aviation book together about the “different generations” of flying, I realized… I am now officially the “older” generation. Four years ago I had a student who was also born on the year I graduated high school, and that too made me realize my youth has passed.
To all the pilots and instructors that I have told, “Oh, I was in kindergarten when…” as they were talking about their first job, or somewhere they flew… I apologize. I now realize that I was once that person who made someone else feel old.
We may be older… but hopefully wiser too.
For all the women who are also celebrating a birthday this year, and feeling the effects of time… I have to say, it beats the alternative! Have wonderful day and enjoy mine and Louise’s favorite song.
Lisa Kock A Middle Aged Woman
Thank you all for the Happy Birthday messages! Flight out of San Francisco tonight!