The very recent passing of two famous people, one by suicide, the other perhaps accidental, affects me more as I age. The passing of these two, one 66 years of age, the other 81 years, brings me closer to the realization we are all mortal and I begin to think and know I am closer to my passing from this human life than ever before. I am soon in a few months to be 99 years of age and see no reason not to live to be a centenarian. In the year 2010, the American population was 309 million. Of that entire listing only 53,364 made it to 100 years of life…or in percentage reaching that fabled milestone the Americans were 0.017% of the population. Indeed, a very small number when you look at 309 million. In the recent month and a half, I had five (5) injections of HYALGAN into a knee that lost its cartilage (I presume after years of wear and tear). Supposedly, about six (6) weeks after the final injection you should start feeling improvement in your bone-on-bone knee. I can only hope the injections did the job intended. In the year 2015, I will become a 50-year member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. In that same year I will reach 100 years of age. In the Year 2014, I mailed a very nice certificate to a member who on November 4[SUP]th[/SUP] had reached his 100[SUP]th[/SUP] birthday. Not hearing one word in return gives me concern that he cannot respond (nor has his caretakers) who felt no need to reply. He is also listed as a 50-year member in the NAWCC on the Virtual Plaques created by me with the help of two other fine NAWCC members. While my knee affected my attending Chapter 1 meetings, recently I created a beautiful 2015 Calendar featuring Shelf Clocks in our National Columbia, PA Museum.It was my pleasure to donate them to the 120 members of my other NAWCC Chapter 190 of Ventura, CA. Having outlived two wives and two felines (cats) I now live with my beautiful and loving cat Johnnie II. I am still active in doing my daily chores, drive my car and often visit my favorite restaurant for breakfast, brunch or dinner. And, keep up with the task of posting on our NAWCC Message Board.