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What's the Name of that Flower?

Two retired men were talking one day in the kitchen, while their wives visited out in the living room. One of the men said, "My wife and I went to a wonderful French restaurant last night."

"Oh?" his friend answered. "What was the name?"

The first gentleman thought for a moment, then said, "What's the name of that flower, the one with thorns?"

"Rose?" his friend said.

"That's it," the older gentlemen said. Then he turned and called into the living room, "Rose dear. What was the name of that restaurant we went to last night?"

Longevity

According to the Gerontology Research Group at UCLA, there are only 91 people in the world over 110 years of age (anyway, that’s all that can be verified). 82 women and 9 men are 110 or older.

The world’s oldest per... [Read More]

Reference: Associated Press, “World’s oldest person dies at 115,” msnbc.com (1-2-09)

The Value of a Senior Citizen

Alex Haley, author of Roots, once said, “Every time an old person dies it is like a library burning down.”... [Read More]

Never Too Late

Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe, the classic tale of a castaway on a deserted island, is considered by many critics to be the father of the English novel, which is saying something considering novelists... [Read More]

Reference: The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, “Cervantes,” pp. 363-364; The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, “Defoe,” pp. 88-89; Wikipedia, “Miguel de Cervantes”