Getting older

Posted by S. Ryan on April 17, 2003

During our class discussion, one of my students made reference to my age, to which I replied "Ah but, the older the violin, the sweeter the music!"
My submission is twofold. Am I mistakenly attributing this to Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove?"
I then recalled, "There may be snow on the roof, but there is still a fire in the hearth!" "Wine gets better with age!"
I would appreciate any and all references/ quotes/ sayings as to the advantages of aging.
Thanks in advance!