X-Message-Number: 13098
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 21:45:33 -0800
From: Olaf Henny <>
Subject: How to live to 100 :)

Hi All:

Late October I moved from Vancouver to somewhere in the boonies
of British Columbia.
Missing the all day news casts, which were available to me in the
City, I have started watching the Deutsche Welle, a German 24
hour station with news and cultural programming for international

They have a series of inteviews with senior citicens. - very
senior citicens.  You have to be at least a hundred to qualify
for their attention.

A few days ago their guest was a spry old professional gardener,
who retired at the age of 103 from his business and now at the
age of 107 lives with his daughter in one of these care homes,
where you have your own suite, but can take your meals in a
dining room with the rest of the residents, where he is some kind
of darling of the "young chicks", two to three decades his
junior.  He walks up and down the stairs on his "393 paces" long
hike in either direction and attributes his long life (and by the
looks of it he has still a number of years ahead of him) to
remaining active and "eating lots of wurst with my bread".  You
cannot deny, that the fellow must have done something right, but
I get a chuckle, that he credits the ingestion of lots of
cholestrol for his superior health and longevity. :)

Makes you wonder if all that CR is really worth it.  Maybe Tom
Mathews should spread butter over his beans more often, than just
with his x-mas dinner, and is it really worthwhile for Brian
Manning Delaney to resist his craving for chooocooolaaate?

Just thinking,

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