Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Old Age

—Harlan David Sanders (Colonel Sanders) did not found Kentucky Fried Chicken until the age of 62.  Before that, Sanders had operated a service station, was a farmer, piloted a steamboat, and was an insurance agent.
—At the age of 70, Ben Franklin penned his name to the Declaration of Independence.
—Garndma Moses did not pick up a paintbrush until the age of 75.  In 2006, (long after her death) her painting “Sugaring Off” sold for $1.2 million.
—Nelson Mandela, after spending 27 years imprisoned in a South African jail for leading an armed resistance group against the government called “Spear of the Nation,” was released from a South African Jail.  While imprisoned, Mandela earned a bachelor of law degree from the University of London.  Four years after his release, at the age of 75, Mandela was elected president of South Africa.
—In April of this year, at the age of 70 to 72 (a birth certificate is not available) an Indian woman named Daljinder Kaur gave birth to a healthy baby boy.  Daljinder underwent treatment at a fertility center for two years before the successful pregnancy.  She and her husband have been married for 46 years. 
—Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese mountaineer, reached the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 80.
--Mitchell Hegman
Sources: HowStuffWorks,,, CBS News,

Photo: CBS News/Geddy Images

1 comment:

  1. At what age are you publishing your coffee table book of compilation of blogs and photographs?