An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose
The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.
I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.
She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”
I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.
“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.
She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”
“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.
“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.
After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the
next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine”
as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.
Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and
she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.
At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was
introduced and stepped up to the podium.
As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell
you what I know.”
As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop
playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.
You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing
older and growing up.
If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.
If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.
Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
Have no regrets.
The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those
She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”
She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.
At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died
peacefully in her sleep.
Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s
never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!
These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.
REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS
We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.
Canadian, Cat-Loving Tumblrers, I need your attention, please.
To the Canadian cat lovers of Tumblr, from Ontario; the Valleyfield SPCA is giving out free cats due to the over-population within their establishment. One-hundred cats are being given away, and they must find a home by the end of February, 2013. If these cats don’t find a home, they will be euthanized.
All of these cats have been vaccinated, de-wormed, had flea treatments, and fixed. These cats are all very friendly, affectionate and lovable- they do not deserve to be put to sleep like this. The cats are all one year old, and in desperate need of a home. If you know someone within the area looking for a free, treated and healthy cat- throw them in this direction. Please.
I just can’t stand to see this, as a cat lover myself. I already have two who do not like new-comers, and I’m not in the area or financial stability to take another in. Please, please, please; consider these poor cats. They deserve better than this. Ugh, this is making me cry. Please, take a look. Spread the word around. See if we can save a few lives. These babies deserve better than this. Please. Look at them. They deserve a family too.
If you have any questions, please direct them to the KIJIJI PAGE made to try and get the information out there.
TL;DR: Free cats. All de-wormed, given flea treatments, fixed, and vaccinated. If they aren’t found homes by the end of February they will be put to sleep. Kijiji page is above, for the Valleyfield SPCA. Please help them find a home and save a few lives, please.
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A woman, a transgendered man, and their cat travel towards a mysterious roadside attraction known as “The Thing”. Directed by Rhys Ernst, “The Thing” has its international premiere at Sundance 2012.
Hey everyone! My friend Rhys got his reworked MFA film into Sundance, and I’m helping him spread the word. You may remember the casting call last year which made the rounds on Tumblr and was featured on the Original Plumbing blog when the film’s tentative title was “Tristan and Zooey.”
Check out the current “The Thing” Kickstarter fundraiser to help him finish the film up and travel to Sundance. He needs less than $1,000 by Thursday, so help him and his team out by contributing if you can, reblogging, and spreading the word other ways!
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A 14 years old boy got beaten half dead by his stepfather. His only fault was this that he tried to protect his little sister from being raped. Now he’s struggling for his life, but doctors say he won’t make it without a surgery. His mother doesn’t have money to pay it. tumblr donates 45 cents for every sharing or reposting.
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Hospital Name: Sahyadri Hospital
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