My Mom turns 79 this month. She's been a widow for 16 years, and in that time, she and I have become closer (I was always a daddy's girl). She taught me to knit when I was about 8, and I knit on and off up until about 7-8 years ago when something in my brain clicked and I became not just someone who knows how to knit, but a KNITTER. (with the required stash, much to my husband's chagrin - I didn't come with all this wool!) I've been able to return the favour, and get my Mom back into knitting as well - she cranks out socks and hats for the grand kids and herself and for charity.