Ihtiyarlık kapidan icheri brakma. Translated: Don't allow old age to come in the door!
That's what Peter used to tell Marash Boy. That's what Nishan (Marash Boy's father) used to tell Marash Boy. Though it seemed like an impossibility, an old country joke . . . what our fathers were advising, the doctors of today trumpet: keep active, keep moving, eat healthy, and never open the door to old age!