Sheryl,

I read somewhere though that if you made it to your 40's, your probability of living to a ripe old age has not changed much since Revolutionary times. The average lifespan was shorter mostly because fewer people made it to adulthood, as well as the fact that more women died in childbirth.

TheStudent,

My H is certainly well aware that he has lost the respect of our two oldest, but he seems to see it as their doing, not his.