Only, not. And people in their sixties, like the Rolling Stones*, can still rock out. Jagger can still dance, and his singing voice hasn't declined any (assuming you think there was something to decline) and the others can still play their instruments. Of course, they have displayed Elly's attitude towards retirement ("We're retiring -- okay, we're not retiring -- Okay, NOW we're retiring -- No wait, we're not retiring") but they don't have one foot in the grave, the way Elly, and John too, think they themselves have.
That said, I really don't want to see John shaking his thang to "Start Me Up".
*who just performed at the Super Bowl halftime, for those who are not watching or don't care about football.
Panel 1: Well, so much for the hope of a Liz/Paul storyline that would wrap up on Valentine's Day.
Anyway, so John thinks that now is a good time to sell: right when the store has turned the corner. Whereas Moira expressed surprise that Elly chose this time. Hope Moira didn't talk herself out of an affordable price.
Panel 2: John has a very androgynous body. And he says Lilliput's is a "good LITTLE business". Now, I remember a time when Elly would have been outraged at the suggestion that anything she does is "little", as in, not to be taken seriously, and taken back her offer to sell, just to show John who was "little".
Panel 3: But not today. And I wonder what kind of hand she'll keep in, and for that matter, HOW she can keep it in, when she'll have no status. Everything is so black-and-white nowadays (except on the Yahoo! page, ha ha): the idea of retaining ownership but dialing back on her responsibilities was probably dismissed, if it was ever brought up, as too complicated and hard to bring across in the strip.
Panel 4: Okay, I'm lost. Meaning, Moira will have to pay on the mortage to Elly?