Becoming a grandfather for the first time

 Among my contemporaries I am the first to become a grandparent. I have friends in their thirties who are only just becoming parents. Half of them aren’t even married yet. I felt less of a novelty, more of a freak. It’s part of the problem of being one of the “Groovy 50s”, “The Adults Who Never Grow Up”, or whatever demographic the newspapers have this week decided to apply to my generation.