There are lots of things you are 'never to old' to do... here are just a few. And with them, examples of those who have done them.
- You are never too old to ... pass your driving test! At 94, Lord Renton passed his driving test. The British will know him as a 'Tory peer' and a former government minister. We'll just remember him as someone who was not too old...
- You are never too old to ... be Prime Minister! Lord Palmerston became Prime Minister of England when he was 71. Whether or not he did a good job is another question, but age proved to be no limit for him.
- You are never too old to ... go to the North Pole! Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch was 89 when she became the oldest person to visit the North Pole. Forty degrees below zero - but she didn't let that stop her.
- You are never too old to ... get your pilot's license! Retired Lt Col James C Warren at 87 became the world's oldest person to get his pilot's license. Now that's what we call a 'high flyer'.
- You are never too old to ... get published! Good news for all us budding authors. Bertha Wood published her first book entitled "Fresh Air and Fun: The
Story of a Blackpool Holiday Camp" on her 100th birthday.
- You are never too old to ... go into outer space! We tend to think of astronauts as young twenty-somethings. But yet another myth is consigned to the slop bucket with the story of John Glenn who became the oldest person to go into space - at 77!
Because you are never too old. Because, as we keep reminding ourselves, Age no Limit.
|"JohnGlenn" by NASA - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons|
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