Hello again Maple People,
My wife often says "we've lived too long in this world". What she means is the world is changing too fast and we're not "keeping up", nor do we really want to. Y'see old age'll do that...we get stuck in our ways. To use a cussed modern phrase, we've got a "double whammy" goin' on in that department: We're old and we're old Vermontahs; both qualities find us wearing the good ol' days like a badge.