In our immediate family, the eldest and the youngest share the same birthday, which is today.
The eldest is my father who starts off his 94th year today. He, like our cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar, is totally calm and composed and does not show any symptoms of the nineties jitters. I am sure that he will hit a century.
The youngest, the apple of all our eyes and a source of great inspiration about who all of us can write tomes, is Padmini. Our sister. She is now starting off her 62nd year and looks all set to give a good showing for some more years. Since she too comes from a family of long lived women, here is hoping that she too will hit a century.
Here is wising both of them a happy birthday and best wishes for many happy returns too.