I love being from the older generation. It gives me privileges that I did not have as a younger man. At least I have that in my memory. I would like to start briefly with the past.
Living in Germany is something that I never imagined as a younger man, but life is not always predictable. I fell in love with a German girl about 1983, and my life was changed forever. For the better, if I might say.
Heidi, my wife, and I love the local music scene here, and were enjoying some bands playing in a small club in Karlsruhe, near where we live. jubez.de
I don´t remember the names of the bands that were playing that night, but I do remember an older couple in their late 70´s , I figured, who were also there until late in the night to enjoy the music. Rock N´Roll, beer, cigarettes, this couple was enjoying life. They had something that very few people have in any age _ passion. They loved and enjoyed the time they have to live.
Later in the evening, I sat down with them to talk a little. I am that way. My boys say that I have a habit of talking to strangers. Well, yes I do like to talk to and meet new people. Maybe that comes from working waiter jobs for years, or from being a policeman in my youth. Does not matter. I learned from the couple that they have a son, who is in a tribute band for Gun´s N´Roses, which I immediately registered as a connection to the couple I was speaking with. I have seen this couple before! No doubt! Ivan, from the Band Dead Horse . @facebook.com/Dead.Horse.Band/?fref=ts . My Wife is a fan.This couple found the fountain of youth. They rocked to the music, drank their beers, went out to smoke their rolled cigarettes, and stayed young.
Ivan, if you read this, you have the most amazing parents. God bless you all.
For the rest of you readers; If you should be blessed with so many years, use them!