It may be a matter of perspective. There are those who celebrated Eunice Sanborn's continuing long life. The last birthday she celebrated was 115. She has died.
Then there are those like Denny Crane on "Boston Legal" who asks his colleague Alan to shoot him if he gets so old that he doesn't know he's even that old. Here in Bella Vista, a senior citizen complex in New Haven, Connecticut, there are a growing number of us who ask our neighbors also to shoot us if they spot us sitting on the one of the benches in front of the buildings. We know what that means.