Friday, July 02, 2010

Working Into Your Old Age

Talk about an inspiration: I saw this on Boston.com...a 99 year old still working his little shop everyday!



Yesterday, I also heard that the oldest postal worker was retiring. He is 95!

What's their secret? Looks like keeping active with hobbies and work might have something to do with it. Even the guy retiring from the postal service was talking about all the new plans he had.

9 comments:

Jabacue said...

You know what,Rick? I think it all has to do with where we put all the BS we encounter throughout our lives.....and HOW we handle it. My Dad is 94, not working mind you, but still very active mentally with a great sense of humour. It isn't gene....his parents both died in their early 50's!

the cajun said...

It's attitude, IMHO. Some days I wake up with a Sondheim tune running through my head; feel so old my blood might have solidified. Other days I wake up with Pet Shop Boys tunes in there and I think I could dance through the day.
And I usually do.

RG said...

Ssssssssssh don't tell anyone, but the secret to living a long life is good genes. :)

Anonymous said...

In order to get SS you're going to have to work that long soon.

RG...is that genes..or Jeans?
teehee

Jason, as himself said...

I love this. I hope I am like this, at least to some degree. I look a some seniors that I know, and even though they're only 72 they act older than this guy.

Please remind me of this every week for the rest of my life. Thank you.

Rick said...

Good jeans help!

tornwordo said...

They were just talking about this on the news last night. They can look at your genes and with 77% accuracy predict if you'll live to be 100 which only 1 in 6000 of us will do. Lifestyle and diet help but when the gene's "off" button is pushed, it's time to go.

Ur-spo said...

I remember a famous study asking people who are healthy and 100 years old what was their secret - for two common denominator's were a positive attitude and a daily walk.

RG said...

I just KNEW someone was going to use "good jeans". LOL