I Asked Some Old Men I Know to my House for Lunch

And the world did not end.

Orrin Onken
Crow’s Feet
Published in
5 min readMay 13, 2024

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AI Picture — Prompt by Author

One stereotype in gerontology is that old men do not develop same-sex, social support systems as readily as women. I fit the stereotype. I have written on Medium that I have no friends, and like most of what I write, it is somewhere close to the truth.

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Orrin Onken
Crow’s Feet

I am a retired elder law attorney who lives near Portland, Oregon. I write legal mysteries for Salish Ponds Press and articles about being old.