Thanks for a great reply GW.
That's exactly the kind of candid response I was hoping to elicit from my peers here.
My father and aunt were/are very practical persons, I remember both of them preparing their homes for old age while they were in their 60's. At the time, I was just reaching my prime, I couldn't relate. Now I much value the wisdom of that.
I also feel a bit fearful of my later years and the availability of support. I am single and don't really see that changing, at this point. I have a daughter in her early 20's, but I can't really see myself asking for her support. Like you, I don't dwell on it much, but still, it is what it is.
I suppose, at this point, I am enjoying the shift in focus to my intellect.
I see my father in myself more and more, something I wouldn't of believed.
Ahh yes, the bench press, yep used to do about 100lbs over my weight, don't feel the urge to even try my weight now, but I miss it. I was always too chicken for the backflips though.