my dad is 85 and has all of his own teeth, seemingly every hair he was born with (snow white since his 30's), and not a single wrinkle.
he has pink, oily skin, and has avoided the sun like a plague his entire life, like any intelligent irishman. we always had the biggest umbrella DOWN THE SHORE (jeeks -
) or on rockaway beach, just for dad.
vb, i'm guessing that lou has grown through his hair? a chrome dome? or was it so hot that he got one of those floridian "through the hair" scalp burns?
all of my sisters and my brother have irish skin. one, who sunbathed in baby oil in the late 60's and 70's has had several cancers removed. one avoids the sun and looks young for 50+. the other two sunbathed a lot, and are getting very wrinkly.
it always surprises me to see them age. they'll always be my bigger sisters, deserving of constant ridicule and torture, no matter what...
happily, i have norwegian skin, like my mom. we tan like gods, and live forever.
or so i hope.
i have friends in their mid twenties who would have never guessed that i was 43 until i told them.
i got hit on by a 23 year old chick recently, who guessed i was around 32, or 33. it freaked (creeped) her out when i told her i was old enough to be her dad.
a joke around my job is that our youthful appearance is really just all of the radiation from working in television. as soon as you retire, you shrivel and dry up like a well staked vampire.