…but Dorothy Custer seems to sail right through it:
I missed it when she became a sensation on the Leno show in 2011. I just came across the above video recently, and I thought I’d check to see how she’s doing today. Still alive and kicking, and about to celebrate birthday #103. I also learned that her sense of humor isn’t just a case of being amiable and fun; she’s been a comedian (an amateur, but performing) for much of her life.
There’s a set of the very old who seem to be impervious to many of the ravages of age, keeping their mental abilities and vigorous life force till the day they die. They look old, but not as old as they actually are. It’s as though the aging process goes only so far in them and then it stops, or remains on hold for a while.
[NOTE: In an odd coincidence, the subject she talks about at the beginning of her interview resonates with this post I wrote earlier today.]