The Face of Age
110 year 320 day-old American man of Native American, African American and Swedish descent — the 44th oldest living person in the world.
His father stood on the platform next to President Abraham Lincoln as Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. His father was the illegitimate son of Lincoln’s Vice-President, Andrew Johnson, who became President after Lincoln’s assassination.
He is quickwitted, opinionated, blind, talkative and one of the last living veterans of World War I.
“Why have you lived this long?” I asked. He said, “I don’t fool around with women, beer, wine or whiskey.”
Dammit… not for me…
Living in three centuries, The Face of Age. Via Kottke.