"There is a betwixing of thought and understanding between the old and young which middle years can never know nor age gap close. Just as age brings with it a wisdom of the years, youth carries an innocence of intent. The old person knows that when a young boy politely receives their offering, it has less to do with manners and good breeding and more to do with treat and appetite.
There is a capacity and need in the elderly to give to youth. Offer them the opportunity and they will share whatever culinary delights they have on offer. Give them your time however, and your daily consideration of checking out that they are okay and don't require any shopping doing or errands running and they will remain your most loyal of friends and most secretive confident. Give them your young ear however, and the tales are can tell will explain all there is to know about how to enjoy one's youth and get one up on nosy adults!" William Forde: April 8th, 2017.