A free thinker in the Heartland...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Secret To Long Life: Being A School Teacher

I am not kidding... check this out. From the Indy Star:
Two of the oldest people in the United States met Saturday. A relative drove 113-year-old Bertha Fry of Muncie to a Shelbyville nursing home to visit Edna Parker, who celebrated her 114th birthday Friday.

Members of both families attended the meeting along with Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who presented Parker with a Sagamore of the Wabash. The award recognizes Hoosiers who have endeared themselves to the people of Indiana.

A representative of Guinness World Records also was on hand to confirm the event.

The women's combined age is more than that in any other meeting of two humans on record. Together, they accounted for 227 years and 142 days as of Saturday, breaking the previous record of 219 years.
Both Parker and Fry are former school teachers.
I tell you what, I am going back to school for a teaching degree right away!!!