Today I travelled to Queens to get my hair done. I make the trip because, when you find a hairdresser you like, you stay with her.
She works one day a week at a nursing home taking care the resident's hair. She had mentioned that there is a certain freedom to say whatever is on your mind when you reach a certain age. That reminded me of the time when my friend Grace turned 80. She had a party at Milleridge Inn on Long Island where we had a delicious meal. After dessert and when we were ready to leave, she called the waiter (a goodlooking young man) over to the table. Grace was a very proper lady, but this day, she told the waiter her age, said it was her birthday and then asked him for a kiss. This shocked everyone and made the waiter blush. Grace later said that she would never have done such a thing 40 years ago. She did get the kiss.
You can get away with so much when you're older.