Three years ago this month, I was getting ready to live in a dorm for almost six weeks. At the age of 56! In Austria.
I was to study International Commercial Arbitration at Johannes Kepler Universitat in Linz, Austria.
No, this wasn’t an Elderhostel group.
We were law students from Georgia State University, Charleston School of Law, Rutgers University, Mercer University, the University of South Carolina and Seattle University School of Law.
There were over 50 of us and 95% were in their 20s. I was the oldest in the group, without any doubt or question.
In advance of our trip, we each received a list of suggested items to take with us. One was an iPod.
I mentioned that list to my son, Tree.
He said, “Mom, do NOT buy an iPod. Do NOT. You are too old for an iPod. You would look silly with an iPod.”
Okay, so I’m out of the tune with the modern world. I did not get an iPod.
Ah, the realities of life brought to us by our children.
(These are pictures of Tree when he graduated from George Washington School of Law.)