I have gone to several octogenarian birthday’s in the last month and I want to make some comments about the birthday boys and girls and their friends. In every aspect, the people I met and spoke with were exemplary people. They were kind, they looked in my eyes as they spoke to me, they seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say and proved it by making appropriate comments in return. They arrived on time, they left when the party’s were over, but not before offering to help in any way. One of the parties, I was the host, and I received many thanks and gratitude for the invitation. The next day I received phone calls thanking me again for the lovely time they had….I want to be a kind, respectful, interesting, caring person like they were. They set a lovely example for my children and I just felt that I needed to shout out the qualities of our older generation. Let’s give them the respect they are due!! Thoughts?