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By Karsten Thormaehlen

ISBN-10: 1452145334

ISBN-13: 9781452145334

Fall in love with fifty two clever, fit, and cheerful 100-year-olds during this celebratory and uplifting artwork ebook. a stunning and interesting exploration of what it truly is prefer to be over a hundred years previous, Aging Gracefully invitations readers to appear into the face of a century of lifestyles event with pics of centenarians captured by way of the compassionate, minimalist lens of photographer Karsten Thormaehlen. The outstanding images are followed by means of brief bios of the centenarians, that includes costs and knowledge on love, nutrition, humor, and dwelling with grace.

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When I was a little girl I used to read a lot. ” she boasts. While 19-year-old Milton, the youngest of her 14 grandchildren, is combing her hair and fixing her earrings for the photo session, she talks about her husband—Romulo Salazar, a telegraph operator, who passed away 26 years ago—their five children (three sons and two daughters), fourteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Ursulina now lives with Milton’s mother, Ursula, who’s in the living room preparing a traditional café Lojano, together with cake, bread, and local milk cheese.

He jokes as we say good-bye, sending us on our way with his tips for a long life: “Stay true to yourself. ” BORN SEPTEMBER 10, 1914, IN NAKAGAWA (TESHIO), JAPAN Fujie Harada SAPPORO, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN Fujie was a spirited child who loved to run around in her parents’ farm’s peppermint fields. As a young woman, the former tailor was trained in traditional Japanese dressmaking before she married. Her parents used to tell her that being wasteful was a sin. That’s why she still finishes her plate at all meals—especially the vegetables, like radish and eggplants, which she grows in her garden during the warm seasons on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido.

Gaspare, has dedicated almost his entire life to poetry. He still loves to sit in his kitchen and bash soulful, philosophical verses into his old typewriter. And he loves his family. He has eight children (two of his daughters live with him), grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Fascinated by the literature his father gave him to read in his childhood, he taught himself to write while stationed in Somalia during World War II. Uncle Gasparru’s advice for a long life: “Live and work in peace and harmony with yourself and with others.

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