I remember how pleased I was to read, in My Weekly Reader, in 1957, that
Prince Charles was born in 1948.
He was my age!
I would later learn that Al Gore, James Taylor, Kathy Bates, Stevie Nicks, Samuel L. Jackson,
Alice Cooper, and Andrew Lloyd Weber, all share the same birth year, which means. . . .
All of them, if they are lucky, will turn seventy this year.
So will the quartet below.
In the U.S. there are currently 2, 784,211 people who were born in 1948.
(If you want to see how many are your age, check out this interesting website.)
How different will 70 be from all other milestone birthdays?
I don’t know yet, but I plan to take time to reflect on this question,
and I hope my friends will offer their own thoughts below as I prepare.
In a few days, I will welcome my three closest college friends (pictured above) to Pittsburgh.
We are going to celebrate our 70th birthday year together while exploring the city.
Lydia will make sure we laugh often.
We will have a total of 48 hours spread across three days to enjoy each other and the city.
I am compiling a list of must-do activities and a much longer list of fun-if-it-works-out places.
Friends have already contributed to such a list in a previous post.
Stuart and I have used your suggestions for special excursions, but
now that we are facing our last two months in this city (!),
we want to be even more selective, making sure we don’t overlook something special.
So, we need your wisdom.
What advice do you have for people turning 70 this year?
And what Pittsburgh places shall we be sure to explore?