Charles gets the tabloid headline treatment.
For my celebrity-watcher job
with MyNewsLA.com, I visit the Daily Mail
all the time. So it was a treat to come across a story
on 97-year-old WR man Charles Eugster.
Actually, he wrote it (and a new book). It contains this: вЂњI was 82 when I lost my wife Elsie. It felt like I had died with her. I could not see beyond a handful of bleak and final years. Conscious that my body was seriously failing me, I became convinced that I would die at 85 and duly began to wind down in preparation. My muscles were wasting away. Alone in the house, I had plenty of opportunity to think. It occurred to me that I was bored and inactive, and both served to accelerate the decline in my physical function. I began to think and read about issues central to my concerns and concluded that, quite simply, our concept of retirement is little more than a slow death sentence.вЂќ The rest is about his comeback. ItвЂ™s amazing what you can do in your late 80s. So I have a quarter-century to get serious about track.