I don’t know as I can put into words exactly why this story struck me. I made note of this this morning, on the drive into the office. I’m not sure, but I think it was WPHT in Philly I was listening to at the time, or perhaps WGY in the Albany area. In any event, I’ve been mulling this one over most of the day….and I finally managed to find it online.

USA TODAY is reporting from Worthington OH, today.. the death of Verona Johnston, aged 114 years.

She was born Aug. 6, 1890, in Indianola, Iowa. She was the eighth of nine children born to Civil War veteran Joseph Calhoun and Emma Speer Calhoun.

Johnston voted in every election since women earned the right in 1920, even casting an absentee ballot in November.

Her last words; “Dying is hard…. I hope I do it well”.

Where’s my copy of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bookends”?