“If You Didn’t Know How Old You Were?”

“If You Didn’t Know How Old You Were?”






*        Actor George Burns won his first Oscar at age 80.


*        Golda Meir was 71 years of age when she became prime minister of Israel.


*        At age 96, playwright George Bernard Shaw broke his leg when he fell out of a tree he was trimming in his backyard.


*        Painter Grandma Moses didn’t start painting until she was 80 years old. She completed more than 1,500 paintings after that, 25% of those when she was past the age of 100.


*        Michelangelo was 66 years old when he finished painting the Last Judgment fresco in the Sistine Chapel.


*        Physician and humanitarian Albert Schweitzer was still performing operations in his African hospital at the age of 89.


*        Doc Counsilman, at 58, became the oldest person ever to swim the English Channel.


*        S.I. Hayakawa retired as president of San Francisco State University at age 70, then earned a seat in the U.S. Senate.


*        Casey Stengel didn’t retire from managing the New York Mets until he was 75 years old.


Finally, here’s another great quote, this one from Mark Twain:


Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.


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Comment balloon 6 commentsJoe Petrowsky • November 13 2019 05:24PM


love the quote, Joe...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 4 months ago

Hello Joe - we can count on Mark Twain to keep things in perspective...

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 4 months ago

Good morning Joe. The older you get the less it matters. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

Mark Twain was right, Joe. I'm of the school of thought that age is but a number and you're only as old as you think you are.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 4 months ago

My husband is in his 70s and works every day as a contractor like he is in his 30s. He always says, When I stop working like this, I won't be able to work like this. Definitely mind over matter.

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Solutions) 4 months ago

Good afternoon Joe Petrowsky - that just goes to show that age is only a number.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 months ago