FINAL PAPER 1
Aging is a process in our lives that everyone, at some point, will dread going through. Watching our vibrant hair turn gray, our once taunt skin begin to droop, and, of course, gaining weight in places we never imagined could be so plump. These are all factors constantly compiling in our minds on what aging is all about. However, in paying so much attention to the superficial factors, we find ourselves neglecting the aspects that are deeper within us.
When first finding out of having to complete this project I got a bit nervous. This is only because I had no idea of who I was going to interview. Much of my families older friends have either passed away or live in California. As for family members of my close friends, well there, unfortunately, was no selection. I remember a sweet older gentleman that would visit my place of employment a couple times a week. I was not sure of his age, but I automatically assumed he was under the age of seventy. Although, he looked as if he could be seventy of a bit older he was so with it. What I mean by this is that he acted as if he was in his forty's. On the day that I was working and he came in, I asked him his age and to my surprise he turned seventy just two weeks prior.
This lovely man that I had the pleasure of interviewing goes by the nickname of Bernie. Bernie was born a fraternal twin in Edison, New Jersey in March of 1943. Bernie was raised catholic by his father who was a hard working plumber and his mother who was a stay at home mom. Bernie, his twin brother and mother and father left the rest of their family in New Jersey to move to Connecticut. Bernie does not remember much of New Jersey or the move because he was only a baby when it took place.
When Bernie was five years old his mother gave birth to a little girl. Although he does not remember much of her very young years he does remember when she became old enough to start playing outside with the boys. He told me...