The “Bloody Sunday” 50th anniversary march was an event that inspired people across America to stand for justice wherever injustice prevails. In that regard, among the greatest inspirations at the March 7 commemoration was 103-year-old Amelia Boynton Robinson, a foot soldier who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If you are wondering why I am standing on a chair raising my fist and shouting "Right on!" it's because someone has finally come up with a formula for human longevity that makes sense. If you want to live longer, part of the formula goes, eat out alone at a different posh restaurant every night-and that doesn't mean a Burger King.
There's no slowing down for Lilly Nutter. The superstar volunteer who devotes her time to organizing and sending shoebox care packages to soldiers was on her way out the door to yet another celebration when I reached her today - her 100 th birthday.
"If the notion strikes, I'll go again," said Mary Hardison, the 101-year-old Utah woman who just stole a Guinness World Record for oldest female paraglider from a 100-year-old woman from Cyprus, who took her paraglide ride in 2007. According to the Associated Press, Hardison ushered in her birthday last year (on Sept. 1, 2011) with a tandem"”accompanied by a guide/instructor"”paraglide ride, and was this week officially recognized as the "Oldest Female to Paraglide Tandem."
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