Saturday, August 15, 2009

Frank's Secret..

Frank Buckles, born in Bethany, Missouri on Feb. 1, 1901, shown here at the age of 16 in 1917, when he joined the army.
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FRANK BUCKLES, AT THE AGE OF 108 years old, is the last surviving veteran of
World War I.

When asked the secret to a long life, he replied,
" When you start to die, don't. "


10 comments:

Jeane said...

I think his secret is his sense of humor - amazing :)

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
I just cracked up when I read it!!Will keep this in mind!

willow said...

"When you start to die, don't." This is priceless. And on a deeper level, so very true!

Alaine said...

Well, that is one to remember! I had an old friend, Bill, who died at 104 and he had a similar sense of humour.

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
I'm in love with this guy!!

Lyn said...

Hi Alaine-
You're so lucky to have had that friend..how interesting Bill must have been!

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

It is a great pity that we lost our two veterans so closely together but the mantle has been passed and Frank is a worthy successor. If only we could bottle what they had/have!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
I think a major thing they have/had, is a sense of humor..#1 in my book!!

Gaston Studio said...

Definitely having a sense of humor prolongs life. Love his quote!!

Today am announcing a FUN giveaway thingie on my post which will begin next Monday... come visit and see what I'm talking about!

Lyn said...

Hi Gaston-
Humor is it!
Will be right over to investigate! Thanks!!

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