IF I LIVE TO BE 100 – Lessons From the Centenarians by Neenah Ellis


I have just finished IF I LIVE TO BE 100. Lent to me by my father, who just celebrated his 90th birthday, it is a quick and enjoyable read. Originally a radio show on NPR, the book was published in 2004. The stories are, for the most part, delightful and fascinating. A warm look at how people shape their lives and view their history, how they continue to live engaged and thoughtful lives. Knowing my father had read it before me gave it a depth, an echo, that made it more profound.

4 comments on “IF I LIVE TO BE 100 – Lessons From the Centenarians by Neenah Ellis”

  1. a new decade for your dad, and an inspiring read– well done, JNaz. i can imagine reflecting on your conversations with him about the book while reading it– and then of conversations yet to come!

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  2. I love the book’s cover. I agree with borkali. How lucky you are to share the stories with your Dad and have a chance to hear his stories. There are so many things I wish I would have asked my parents who have both died. My Mom felt very grateful to live to 90. Happy Birthday to your Dad!

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    1. I am incredibly fortunate to have both my parents still with me. And I know this. : ) I will pass along those birthday wishes.


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