I had always associated the word Vintage with age--wine of a certain age or vintage clothes. But, on searching online dictionaries for the precise meaning of Vintage, apparently the word means not just aged but the finest quality of a certain period. From that it figured that if some Senior is labelled as vintage, it should be taken as a compliment--the finest from that age/year. All those who have grown old gracefully are certainly vintage then, which is why it is a pleasure being with such people, just as wine of a good vintage is a pleasure to drink :-) Here's to such people.
Vegetables are good for us as we all know. But try telling that to a majority of children, and, a large number of Syrian Christians (the community I belong to). For them eating vegetables is a sad necessity and usually done only during Lent. I remember my husband's grandmother, who never ate vegetables when it was not a Lent time, because, as she used to tell her daughter, she observed all the Lenten days of the Orthodox Church calendar ( quite a large number) and was a vegetarian on Fridays. So she felt she ate enough vegetables to make up for the rest of the year.