You Are Never Too Old To Follow A Dream

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If you have ever said “I am just too old to do that!”…… think again!

Age insecurity can be a stubborn mental block that prevents many individuals from achieving success.  Are you letting the idea that you’re too old, hold you back?

Take the quiz below and see these late bloomers who followed their dreams and accomplished tasks at an age when many would consider retiring!

(answers at the bottom of blog)

 

1. Who won a first and only Academy Award two months shy of turning 81?

– Henry Fonda

– Jessica Tandy

– Jack Palance

– Ruth Gordon

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2. Which of these authors, at age 65, had a first novel published?

– Joseph Heller

– Mark Twain

– Laura Ingalls Wilder

– Herman Melville

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3. Who is the oldest tennis player to win the U.S Open doing so in mixed doubles at age 49?

– Jimmy Connors

– Chris Everett

– Billie Jean King

– Martina Navaratilova

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4. How old was the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest?

– 61

– 68

– 76

– 84

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5. How old was Benjamin Franklin when he was named the Ambassador to France?

– 50

– 60

– 70

– 80

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6. Doris Haddock, who lived to be 100, walked from California to Washington D.C., between the ages of 88 to 90 to raise awareness of what?

– The Iraq War

– Global Warming

– Women’s Rights

– Campaign Finance Reform

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7. What age did Grandma Moses (who lived to be 101) first begin painting?

– 51

– 64

– 76

– 88

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8. Who was the oldest active congressman in history, serving to the age of 100?

– Robert Byrd

– Carl Hayden

– Jennings Randolph

– Strom  Thurmund

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9. Who, at the age 0f 45, became the oldest heavy-weight champion by deafeating a 26 –year-old?

– George Foreman

– Joe Frazier

– Evander Holyfield

– Lennox Lewis

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10. Which fast food restaurant was originally finaced by the 65-year-old owners social security check?

– Wendys

– McDonald’s

– Burger King

– Kentucky Fried Chicken

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11. At the age of 47, who is the oldest major leaugue baseball pitcher to throw a complete –game shutout?

– Phil Nickro

– Jamie Moyer

– Gaylord Perry

– Nolan Ryan

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12. Of the four Academy Awards won by Katherine Hepburn throughout her career, how many did she win after turning 60?

– None

– 2

– 3

– All of them

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13. In what decade of his life was Frank Lloyd Wright when the Guggenheim Museum in New York was being finished?

– 60s

– 70s

– 80s

– 90s

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14. How old was Nelson Mandela when he became the first democratically elected president of South Africa?

– 62

– 69

– 75

– 82

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15. How old was Victor Hugo when his masterpiece Les Miserables was published?

– 50

– 60

– 70

– 80

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16. Who is the oldest politician to win a major party nomination for a presidential election, having done so at the age of 73?

– Bob Dole

– Barry Goldwater

– Hubert Humphrey

– John McCain

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17.  This woman was  97 years old when set a record for the 100 Meter Sprint at the USA Track and Field Eastern Regional Open Championships. She finished the race at 51.85 seconds, beating the previous record of 59.9 seconds for the 90 and over age category. She took up running at age 67 after several personal tragedies in her life, including the death of her husband and two of her sons.

– Doris Jamison

– Ida Keeling

– Ellen Thazan

– Mary Whitaker

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ANSWERS:

# 1   Jessica Tandy

# 2   Laura Ingalls Wilder

# 3   Martina Navratilova

# 4   76

# 5  70

# 6   Campaign Finance Reform

# 7   76

# 8   Strom Thurmond

# 9   George Foreman

# 10  Kentucky Fried Chicken

# 11   Jamie Moyer

# 12   3

# 13     90’s

# 14     75

# 15     60

# 16    Bob Dole

# 17   Ida Keeling

 

 

Laura Kay House, MA, is the founder and owner of Silver Connections, located in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Silver Connections provides numerous socializing opportunities through events and travel, personal service, quality members and connections for age 55+ (mostly Boomers!) active and single adults. 

http://www.silverconnections.org