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99-year-old Female Sprinter & 97-year-old Female Rig Driver

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On the MSN website, there are two news stories about these ladies. Honestly, I can't even wrap my mind around what they are doing while most that age are either sick, dying, or dead.

The rig driving was a lifelong dream of the 97-year-old and I have to admit that I've always thought it would be a blast to drive an 18-wheeler. Only once, not for a living because then reality would take the fun away. (smiling)

As far as the sprinter, well, I just have no words but can only marvel. My main question about living that long is, how do you make your finances last as long as you do?

Well, spark friends, wishing you a happy, healthy day. Once we enter September, this last quarter of the year will be an eyeblink. Just thinking out loud. (smiling) Or on the screen, as it were.
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    If they can do it at 90 something I can certainly achieve what I desire at 49. Inspirational!
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  • NANCY-
    At that age you do not give a hoot about finances. :)
    And yes time is flying by... it's up to us to make the most of it.
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    I'm ready for the cooler weather that September brings!
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    you can get by on far less than you think . some people are frugal and enjoy a picnic in the park or a free town concert. I wish I could be on e of those gals . to see 100 and still have a high spirit for living that would be great .
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    Amazing ladies indeed!

    Since the people of that age were probably affected by the Great Depression while growing up, they probably got into a habit at a very early age of being frugal and spending money wisely.
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    WOW!! I'm not able to wrap my head around that either! I saw my Great Grandma Della, the whole time I was growing up, and she lived to be 96. She got along GREAT, even using her crutch to get around. She used to tell me stories of when daddy was a kid, and show me some of the things, he had give to her. I loved watching her put her beautiful silver gray hair on the top of her head. It was gorgeous! Now the clincher to me is, that she had a pee pot under her bed that weighed about 20 lbs. and each morning she would take it upstairs to where the bathroom was and empty it and clean it out. She carried this herself, which was truly AMAZING to me! She was a remarkable woman!


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    I have actually been friends to people who have lived this long and they are frugal and can manage money very well. They don't need a lot to survive. The ones I know/knew owned their own homes and had even downsized, had a dependable paid for vehicle, didn't have any vices, including overeating and 2 of them even helped their children financially. They already have most of what they need. They don't need fancy clothes. And a lot of them don't take many meds.
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    Our time is not our own put numbered
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