I was over at our Post Office the other day and walkin’ up and down the steps is becoming quite a challenge for me. Oh, I can remember when I used to take two steps at a time, going up or going down. Now I go up a half a step at a time. You know, raising one leg and then liftin’ up the other to that step and so on. It is a real chore when you get a mess of steps to deal with. I take just one step at a time instead of contemplating the whole mess at once. That seems to be the way life becomes over eighty. One step at a time and, you know, it works. Given the time and the incentive there are a whole lot of things I can still accomplish. The other day a fellow named Jerry Passmore came over to our home with a really sharp cameraman and we did an interview. The way he laid it on to start with as my introduction made me sure he was talkin’ about somebody else. The show is on UNC’s Public Access TV, The People’s Channel, on Time-Warner Cable in three nearby towns…still it felt good way down deep inside to be interviewed that way. The program is called In Praise of Age. Jerry’s wife watched it and said it was “inspiring.” If the show inspires or motivates one older person to get up and take one step at a time and bring a little joy into someone else’s life then that would really make the effort worthwhile.