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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

You're Never Too Old!

The New York Times recently profiled a 94-year-old woman, Carmen Herrera, who is only now making a name for herself as an artist! Good for her!



We all remember Grandma Moses who was in her late 70s before being discovered. We have three biographies of her in our children's room [J B MOS]. She certainly is a model for children with her stick-to-itiveness.

Other people serve as models for adults. The Delany sisters, Sarah and Bessie, were two women who wrote a book, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years [920 DEL] after their 100th birthdays! When Bessie passed away, Sarah wrote On My Own at 107: Reflections on Life without Bessie [920 DEL].

George Dawson learned to read when he was 98! He wrote about his feat in Life is So Good [B DAW], at the ripe old age of 102!

So, as we move into the new year, remember, you're never too old!

The library will be closed Thursday and Friday, 12/31-1/01. See you next year!

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