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On last evening’s walk with the hiking club (my first after the 40 miler) to stretch out the stiff muscles, I talked with a few members about Jean Henry, the 81-year old who completed the 20-, 26- and 40-mile hikes. 

And, everyone member said the same thing: “She has guts!”. 

I asked them to expound.  I was told that when most people reach their fifties, they come home from work, take it easy in front of the television and call it a night.  But, not Jean.  Rather, she put on her hiking clothes and hit the trail about every evening.  And, just not walking.  But, the bridle and hiking trails.

One member even said that Jean is his hero because of the example she has set for everyone else.

What kind of example are we setting for our children and the ones we love? 

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 9:12 AM | Back to top


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You are absolutely correct. Learning social skills is critical to a successful career in today's business climate. The days of strictly sitting in front of the computer just writing code are gone. To be successful in today's IT world requires both technical AND social skills.
Left by Jim Lahman on Jun 03, 2011 4:11 PM

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I know one super woman too! My grandmother at home really defies aging. She is now 80 years old but she still can do a lot of stuffs. I mean, quite everything! I thank God for that, keeping healthy and safe. I love my own super woman!
Left by frameless shower door expert on Jul 24, 2011 12:10 PM

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