My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.
Generally, elders are among the more reverent members of the Church, but there is no law prescribing their age.
The True Church can never fail. For it is based upon a rock.
T. S. Eliot
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James A. Baldwin