Golden years

Posted by Paul Guthrie on October 07, 2001

In Reply to: Golden years posted by stacey granger on October 06, 2001

: I have an elderly friend who asked me if I knew where the phrase "the golden years" came from. (He seems to thonk there is some sarcasm contained therein) I have spent several hours researching his question;to no avail. Can anyone help?

Of course 'golden' has 'old' contained within it. Maybe that has something to do with your friend's thinking.