I enjoyed Robert Price's column about his grandpa ("Grandpa was a high flyer right up 'til the end," July 14). I am well into my 79th year and think of myself in the following way: From my shoulders to the floor, I am every bit of 79. From the shoulders up to the tip of my pointed, bald head, I am 16 years old -- internally speaking, of course. Externally -- not so much.

Byron Ayme

Bakersfield