Nostalgic? Not if you go by the noise. People who have been friends for 60 years should feel nostalgia, but not when they meet in mini-reunions. I am inside one now, dinner with beer and wine with 12 other classmates of long ago. From the noise, these are not grandfathers, these are teenagers ☺!
I believe that this rowdy crowd is very much aware of mortality. Many of our own classmates have gone ahead to their happy hunting grounds. But I also believe that senior citizens can be the most appreciative of life – if they try to stay young in attitude as long as they can.