I live in a very friendly village with an active village committee which organizes annual events. Every year they have a couple of events for "pensioners" to which I get invited. This year I have been invited to an afternoon tea at a very posh restaurant. There ain't no way I'm going although I have been said "pensioner" for over 11 years now. The day I go to something for "pensioners" is the day I give up because that will the day I am "old" and I ain't there yet. I'm wondering how others respond to these very well-meaning invitations.
Irritating personality traits haven't softened - do friendships change?
Needed but feeling left out - do others feel the same?
Where were you on this day? - moon landing