For me, it happened when I was 38 (I'm 53 now). I was a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) in the USAF. I needed to investigate a mishap and went to the base photo lab to pick up a photographer to video document the mishap. He was an 18 year-old Airman Basic just out of Tech School. As we chatted in the truck he told me that his father was a 38 y/o Senior Master Sergeant. All of a sudden things got dark and sort of tunnel visiony.
Mrs. LTB and I never had any children, so I never felt like I was getting old watching them grow up.
My second big event was just this past week when my mother told me that a younger cousin that I baby sat when I was a teenager and she was an infant is going to be a grandmother. Good grief!
"An essential element of a mature democracy is the ability to allow others the liberty to exercise a right that you may find distasteful." --LTB
"Government cannot deny its citizens a right on the off chance that right might be abused." --Unknown
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