You are one week older than me so we both
appear equally rugged to put it kindly.
Sorry to hear you lost your good lady.
At the close of the war the navy offered me the
oppurtunity of a university engineering course
with the option of a commision if and when I
graduated. After four years I got my BS in
mechanical engineering but declined returning
to the navy.
Instead I got married and a few years later
we went to live in California. I retired at
age 57 and returned to Winchester in the
south of England.