Near the day that my dad retired, we got a small ice cream cake and had a little family celebration for him. It seems forever ago.
My father dreamed of long days on the golf course while my mother dreamed of days of travel and shopping. They had no satisfactory compromise.
I thought my parents looked old at 65 but compared to other people, I guess they weren't. Perhaps it was bearing the responsibility of their old age on my shoulders made me think so.