Senior Freshman Kansas-born Nola Ochs took her 1st college course at Fort Hays State Univ in 1930, but didn’t complete her degree till 2007, at age 95, becoming the nation’s oldest college graduate. After raising 4 sons & becoming a grandma to 13/great-grandma to 15, She started taking a few classes at her local community college to keep herself busy. Before she knew it, she was just 30 hours shy of a BA, & decided to re-enroll at FHSU. Graduating with a 3.7 GPA alongside her granddaughter!
In her remarkable book The Coming of Age, Simone de Beauvoir observed that fear of aging and death drives younger people to view their elders as a separate species, rather than as their own future selves: "Until the moment it is upon us," she wrote, "old age is something that only affects other people. So it is understandable that society should prevent us from seeing our own kind, our fellow-men, when we look at the old."
Mature, fit, beautiful.
so much fun.
Women Eating Lunch on Brick Wall - Stock Photos
Age may change how society views us, but it shouldn't change how we feel about ourselves. Let's view ourselves through God's eyes, and behave how God would have us behave. We need to stop giving even one single thought as to what society says about how we should be at any age! Romans 8:6, "For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace ..." (NASB)
Just what I needed to hear today.
sigrid rothe --beautiful colors, beautiful face