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Lynn Ruth Miller goes out on the stage and announces, “They gave me ten minutes up here because they think that’s all the time I have left.” The audience begins to laugh and doesn’t stop for the rest of her performance. Lynn Ruth is a born comedian. «I began to do stand-up comedy at 70 and didn’t do burlesque shows until I was 77.
Frances Woofenden calls herself “an 84-year-old grandmother who just loves life” on her Web site — but acknowledges that she’s not “your typical Granny.” Why? Woofenden is a competitive water-skier who has more than 100 medals to her name. Even more impressive, Woofenden didn’t start waterskiing until she moved to Florida at age 50. Decked out in pink lipstick, gold hoop earrings, and a backless bathing suit, she’s as stylish as she is skilled.
7 life lessons from a Holocaust survivor :Alice Herz-Sommers world's oldest survivor of Holocaust. She was a pianist. Music was her kind of prayer at concentration camp. 1. Hatred only begets hatred 2. Love your work, no matter the situation 3. Perseverance 4. In routine there is hope 5. If you have something spiritual, you don't need as much food 6. Complaining does not help. It makes everyone feel bad. 7. Faith is stronger than fear. Sadly, Alice passed away on Feb. 23, 2014 @ age 110.
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"Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, USNR (1906-1992). Hopper earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics when it was rare for women to college. She joined the WAVES in WWII and retired in 1986 at the age of 80 with the rank of Rear Admiral, being the oldest member of the Navy on active duty. Grace Hopper was also one of the foremost pioneers in the field of computing - she was a programmer on the Mark I at Harvard Labs during WWII.