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114 Years Young and Still Impressing the Ladies

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   14 Comments | Posted in Donald Trump · Mens' Journal · Walter Breuning
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Born in 1896, Walter Breuning is the oldest man in the world at 114 years of age.  Amber Colton interviewed Mr. Breuning for the Mens’ Journal online feature, “Survival Skills.” It seems the super-centenarian has learned a few things over the years and felt comfortable sharing his knowledge. The result is a delightful Q&A, and I thank my much-loved cousin, Jo, for bringing this to my attention. Please click here to read the interview.  Mr. Breuning’s advice on life is worth reading.

If you scroll around a bit, you’ll see similar Q&A articles featuring the likes of Jimmy Buffet, Jeff Bridges and Donald Trump, among others. I read them all and found that, secondary to Mr. Breuning, it was The Donald who held my interest. I especially liked his answer to this question:

MJ:  What one thing should every man know about women? 
The Donald:  They’re smarter than we are.
Ha! No wonder that man is a stratospheric success. 
Mr. Breuning has plenty of smarts, too, and doesn’t need to sport the world’s worst comb-over to do it.  I hope you’ll find his insights as charming and interesting as I did.  He’s done a lot of living in his 114 years, and I am reminded that old people know a lot more about being young than young people know about being old. 

It also occurred to me that at 114, Mr. Breuning would consider me to be a spring chicken at the age of 50.  This proves the point that things are all about perspective, and from his, I am not an old bagger. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Til next time –

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14 Responses to "114 Years Young and Still Impressing the Ladies"

  1. Comment by Debra Mayhew
    March 30, 2011 at 9:04 am  

    It's the ultimate trade off to me that most of us spent our younger (more beautiful) years walking around like complete idiots. πŸ™‚ There's a treasure trove of wisdom that comes with age and experience, and that is just as attractive to me as youth. In fact, it's much more appealing. (And you're not even close to an old bagger, with or without the comparison to someone who's 114! πŸ™‚

  2. Comment by Laraine Eddington
    March 30, 2011 at 11:05 am  

    Thanks Lisa for the referral. I think I trust Mr. Breuning over Mr. the Donald. I won't trust him until he wears honest hair.

  3. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm  

    Hey Deb – Thanks…my oldest just turned 29, though, so I think that qualifies me for an old bagger card. LOL Hi Laraine – Ha! I just saw a headline that says Oprah wants at his hair. I wonder if she could convince him to become an honest-haired man?

  4. Comment by hedgewitch
    March 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm  

    That was a wonderful interview, Lisa. Really enjoyed it. I'm past you in the bagger category, but still a long way from that "when you're a hundred" he talks about so casually–I really enjoyed his views on fear and 'that bunch in Washington.." ;_) Thanks for posting.

  5. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm  

    Hi Hedgewitch – Glad you enjoyed the interview. I think Walter B. is a hoot. πŸ™‚

  6. Comment by Lynn
    March 30, 2011 at 9:02 pm  

    Great post Lisa, you are funny. I don't feel so old any more either and I have you beat by 3 years!

  7. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 30, 2011 at 9:46 pm  

    Hey Lynn – I don't really mind being an old bagger. I figure it's sort of a badge of honor, like my pregnancy stretch marks. LOL

  8. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    March 31, 2011 at 9:36 am  

    You would think with all that money The Donald could find a decent hairdresser…but Celebrity Apprentice is my guilty pleasure. I love how honest he is in the boardroom.P.S. Mr. B looks like my brother-in-law. Only youngerish-:-)

  9. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 31, 2011 at 1:11 pm  

    Hi Cathy – I like DT. He's smart and unapologetic about his success. And I think he gives great advice. The hair now…*sigh*…not sure what he's thinking!

  10. Comment by Karen Lange
    March 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm  

    Will hop over and take a look. Thanks for sharing the link. Love what The Donald said about women! Had to chuckle about what others are saying about DT's hairstyle. I have to agree. πŸ™‚

  11. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    March 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm  

    Well, I'll be checking that article out in a few minutes! You are even offering up Jimmy Buffett, so you know that I cannot resist! On the hair, I thought that it looks like Donald has more … like maybe he spent a bit on implants?

  12. Comment by Jen Chandler
    March 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm  

    Hi Lisa! I finally made it out of my cave to do some blog visiting *waves*!Wow. 114! That's awesome. Imagine all the changes and events he's seen and experienced. As long as I'm healthy and mobile and still have my mind, I'd LOVE to live to be over 100. I got a lot of living to do!Cheers!Jen

  13. Comment by Tammy
    March 31, 2011 at 7:15 pm  

    I enjoyed both interviews. And I love anyone who makes me feel like a spring chicken (I'm 50 as well)!

  14. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    March 31, 2011 at 7:37 pm  

    Hi Karen – Hope you enjoy the interview. I think Walter is adorable. :)Hey Kathy – I knew you'd jump on the promise of a Jimmy Buffet interview! LOLHi Jen – Thanks for including me in your visits. πŸ™‚ Hey Tammy – At 50 we're not even halfway there yet, if we live to 114. Imagine the changes we'll see!

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