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My Elderly Space

A look at the remarkable lives of the elderly

 

A lesson on spelling

Here's a fun video of Ed Rondthaler explaining the oddities of English spelling. Now at 103 years old, he's the former president of the American Literacy Council (just one of his many achievements.)

Sometime ago he was interviewed by CNN. Mr. Rondthaler credits his long and healthy life to clean living, good genes, and regular cold showers. "When my brother in 1918 came home from the army, he said, 'Ed, whenever you take a hot shower, end it with an ice cold one and count to 100. When your older brother tells you to do something, you do it," he said.

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