“I Have This Vague Recollection of Standing on the Playground and Having the Boys Make Fun of My Socks”

Having met so many 80-plus-year-olds in possession of a bottomless well of stories and life advice, we present the series “Interview With an Old Person”—which is, well, exactly what it sounds like. To nominate yourself or an elderly person in your life, email [email protected]

Christina Cauterucci: What’s your very first memory?

Robert Carlson: I was born in Brooklyn, 1930. My mother and father both worked, and there was a housekeeper. She was there during the day to keep an...

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