|Bad news, TJ - I got my third summons at 68. But, unlike my Cramp story, I didn't get called to the courtroom the third time. Here in the U.S. they can still summon me right up to your mom's age (and later, probably), but anyone 70 or older can use age as an excuse, and I just turned 72.
Thanks for the congrats on my half of our victory, and the same to you for yours. As for your tale, it gave me shivers, because much of it was so close to my experiences that I felt I was reliving them.
By the way, I also have major tinnitus, but I wear hearing aids, and they do a great job of masking it.