Friday, April 27, 2007

Great-Grandma Goes to College

Wow, look at this great-grandmother go! I love reading stories like this when people do not feel hindered by their age.

(Click on the picture for the full story.)

When I was growing up, my grandmother babysat me at her place while my parents were at work. She was in pretty good health being in her mid-70's, but other than reading the newspaper, visiting friends in her apartment building, or walking down to her local mom & pop store to do her grocery shopping, she was not very active and spent most of her time sitting in her chair and nodding off. It was very sad!

At that young age, I vowed that when I grow old, I would not fall into this trap of being inactive just because of age. As long as I'm in good health, I believe I WON'T be too old to learn, too old to join a club, too old to travel, too old to write book, too old to blog, ...etc. and the list goes on and on.

So, good going Nola! Congratulations on your upcoming graduation & breaking the record for being the oldest college graduate. Graduating with your granddaughter will be so sweet!

- AV

5 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good for her! It shows one is never too old to learn!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi Capt. Picard, Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

BIG scott said...

Hey, AV! Whoever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks was just full of 'watch you mouth'. Good for her! I hope I can stay active like that when I grow older, too. We ain't getting any younger, that's for sure! Just as long as I got someone to take care of me, I guess I'll be good, regardless.

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I agree - this lady is awesome. I saw the story in the news. More power to her! I too, hope I am active when I'm older..i plan to be for sure (if I can help it).

Sam Chan said...

There is a sayings:

"What is old age? Lack of interest. Keep up your interest and you'll never be old."

As long as health permit, we should imitate this old woman! Life will then be more interesting than just sit down and wait for the closing of the day.