Thanks very kindly to Ben and everyone else for your kind birthday wishes!
RE @MonikaC 's comment: The aunt she refers to is 102 now and lives near Denver; she'll be 103 in July. I won't tell you how old I am, but 'old' is definitely the operative word here. That notwithstanding, however, I'll hafta last 3 more decades to match my aunt's current age. (Hope I do, as long as I can remain less trouble than I'm worth...)