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  •  I want to know why the guy being 75 y/o (6+ / 0-)

    makes it a story?  Hero at any age, but lots of older folks don't just retire to the nursing home.  Or retire, period.

    As soon as I get caught up on work, I have several stories I want to do as a series. Heroes and role models in the world of aviation. One of my favorites died last year at the age of 102.  She was a flight instructor and managed the Morristown, TN airport.

    Well, actually she was a flight instructor until she was 96 and lost a leg in a car wreck. You really need both legs to handle instructing students, so after she got out of the hospital, she gave up instructing. With one leg she had trouble with the rudder pedals and toe brakes. However, she continued to manage the airport until she retired at 101.  Died a year later, probably from boredom.  

    Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. - Eric Hoffer

    by Otteray Scribe on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 04:08:01 AM PDT

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