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

PUBLISHED: 12:06 10 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:43 11 May 2010

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.

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?

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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