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.
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. "


Jeane Myers 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!

Tess Kincaid said...

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

alaine@éclectique 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 interesting Bill must have been!

Unknown 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!!

Unknown 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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