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Never Too Late

There is a definite advantage to aging. Youth know nothing of growing old, whereas the old know everything there is to know about being young.

Here are some people that didn't let a calendar or a birthday stop them. What about you? Can you add anyone to this list?

Konrad Adenauer
Rebuilt West Germany after World War II, serving as chancellor until the age of 87.

William Piper Builder of the Piper Cub airplane first learned to Fly at age 50, and never even considered building his own plane until much later.

Grandma Moses
Painted masterpieces at age 100.

Bertrand Russell
Instrumental in international peace efforts at age 94.

George Bernard Shaw
Wrote the play "Farfetched Fables" at age 93.

Adolph Zukor
Chairman of Paramount Pictures at age 91.

Pablo Picasso
At age 91 was producing paintings and etchings.

Mary Baker Eddy
Directed the Christian Science Church at age 89.

Arthur Rubinstein
Gave one of his finest performances at Carnegie Hall at age 89.

Albert Schweitzer
At age 89 he headed a hospital in Africa.

Pablo Casals
Gave cello concerts at age 88.

Michelangelo
Did architectural drawings for the Church of Santa Maria delgi Angeli when he was 88 years old.

Coco Chanel
Headed her own fashion design firm at 85.

W. Somerset Maugham
Wrote Points of View at 84.

Aleksandr Kerensky
Wrote "Russia and History's Turning Point" at age 83.

Winston Churchill
At age 82, wrote "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples". At age 79, he won a Nobel Prize for Literature

Leo Tolstoy
At 82 wrote "I Cannot Be Silent"

Benjamin Franklin
Was 81 when he effectively insured the passage of the Unites States Constitution.

George Burns
At age 80 won an Academy Award for his performance in "The Sunshine Boys".

Clara Barton
At 60 years old founded the American Red Cross.

Satchel Paige
One of baseball's most famous pitchers, didn't break into the Big Leagues until 1949 when he was at least 42. He went into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.

Copernicus
Father of modern astronomy, was 70 before he published his then revolutionary theory that the Earth revolved around the sun.

Henry Ford
Put together the Ford Motor Company at age 40, but didn't become sole owner until age 56.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Wrote U.S. Supreme Court opinions until the age of 91.

Colonel Sanders
Formed Kentucky Fried Chicken at age 66. At the time he was receiving a Social Security check from the government in the amount of $105.00 per month.

Goethe
Completed his masterpiece, Faust, at age 81.




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