As someone who's grey and balding, all I can say is age is like a fine wine

IN last week s Editor-at-Large column in The Crow you made reference to the possibility of your being challenged as to whether you were old enough for a bus pass, as you are someone who is not balding and hardly has a grey hair. As the holder of a bus pa

IN last week's Editor-at-Large column in The Crow you made reference to the possibility of your being challenged as to whether you were old enough for a bus pass, as you are someone who is not balding and hardly has a grey hair.

As the holder of a bus pass who is both balding and in possession of much greying hair, I took exception to the characterisation of who is old.

Like fine wines, ageing brings maturity and improvement, and now armed with a bus pass, the opportunity to travel the country and enjoy our second youth.

The Editor-at-Large should check his mirror and ask himself does he really think the bus driver will challenge his age. The driver is more likely to ask a younger passenger to give up his seat for the poor old gent who has just staggered on to the bus.


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Enjoy your bus pass, although the town's buses are somewhat reduced, but rejoice you can now travel to Letchworth, at least during the day.

A bus pass presents a challenge of just how far one can go. Why not join me in trying to reach Land's End?

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Although as buses are non-smoking, would the Editor-at-Large survive?

ROD KENNEDY

(A member of the Old, Grey

and Bald Society)

Editor-at-Large: The thought of taking buses all the way to Land's End is not so much a challenge, but an endurance test I do not think I will be undertaking.

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