Here it is again, the second Tuesday of the month, and the Retirement Fellowship meeting, where all the old codgers from the company I worked for for so long get together once a month and chew the fat.
The atmosphere at the start of the proceedings is a little like an RAF fighter drome after a raid during the Battle of Britain, as we count survivors and look sadly at the ones that stagger in trailing smoke, but it soon warms up and a good time is had by all.
The Fellowship even organises Day trips and holidays, concessionary tickets to shows etc., and provides a good social cover for it's members.
Social contact is vital for the elderly, in some cases the members are in their 90's and still turn up!
(The other advantage of going is that for the moment, we are the youngest there!)