Practically everyone is interested in lengthening his years in this earthly existence which we know as life. At times you hear people say they do not care to live to a great age, but a statement of that nature is not made in all sincerity. The impression they wish to convey is that an old age of decrepit helplessness is not desirable. Truly, no sound thinking person looks forward to being useless and in the way during the later years of life. Many men of active habits would much prefer to “die with their boots on” before old age set in, if the remainder of their days were to cause them to be a burden to others.