Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, May 22, 2003
# 7:32:00 PM:

Just a young 'un

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My dad turned 64 today. This gentleman in India, Habib Miyan, started collecting a pension in 1938 at age 60, making him, according to the pension record, 125 years old. He retired the year before my father was born, and has outlived three of his own children.

In the year Mr. Miyan was apparently born, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph, and the first telephone directory was published. The year was 1878.

Of course, in that year, Harriet the tortoise was already almost 50.


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