You are way off. I am not yet 60. I bumped into my choir director in high school who is over 90 and he told me that the year I graduated, which was 1971, was the best year he had in his entire teaching career. He added that it quickly deteriorated shortly after that. He ended up leaving like everyone else did.
That was kind of a joke..
I’m younger than you, and from lansing. I remember my dad having to commute in the 80s to flint and he always carpooled. I was much older before I understood why if the guy he carpooled with called in sick, so did he. There was no way he was going there alone.
Any time I have to go out that way, I pack an extra mag.