In the words of a great friend Herb Mayfield: My Gosh, My Golly.
In just a few minutes, at a little after 8:AM this morning I will become 60 years old.
Never thought of myself saying that....
I call my students, my experts, they see the world in a way that those of us have been around for a while have forgotten. I rely on their wisdom on a regular basis...
A few weeks ago somehow the subject of age came up in a class discussion. One little girl asked "Mr. Hutchens how old are you?" and I said I'm 59...to which she immediately replied."You know what my grandpa said about 59". To which I said no, what?
She replied "The only reason to be 59 is to give you a year to be prepared to become 60?.
My experts are correct again, it has made it easier to say 60.
I guess I feel 60, as I've never been it before, but I know that I've had a great run, met so many wonderful individuals all over the country and across the globe taking a little of each of our experiences that we have shared and made it in my own way mine.