I was born on January 5, 1943, and today I turned 74 years old. In my youth, I never imagined that I would live this long. By the grace of God I am still here – and as I would suspect most older folks do, I am coming face-to-face with my mortality. So, I’m sitting here on my couch at 1:46 a.m. on January 5, 2017, thinking of my loved ones who are no longer here and wondering how much longer I will be on this earth. – Bude Lepsi