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Old 02-07-2019, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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These young kids did their kind deed for the day. The elderly woman, 89, was so frail and could barely stand up, so they patiently assisted her into the car.

Whether her 100-year-old husband has the range of motion and flexibility needed to safely drive and control that vehicle is another story. Yikes.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsg...kZ0?li=BBnb7Kz
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:47 AM
 
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I had to share that on Facebook - it's so nice to see acts of kindness instead of all the political backbiting these days.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:55 AM
 
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Carnegie said she has been contacted by the couple's grandson, Tommy Griest, who saw the video of his grandparents. "He was extremely grateful, extremely thankful. He said his grandfather retired from the Air Force. That explains why he's 100 years old and still driving. You can't stop somebody I like that, ever."
The hell you can't. My grandfather was a Maj. Gen. in the Air Force. Flew during WWII and helped liberate part of France. But you'd better believe that as soon as we felt it was unsafe for him to drive, we took the keys away.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:21 AM
 
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If only all the world could learn from those three WONDERFUL young men!!
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Maybe all the positive feedback will contribute to a potentially bright future for them all, as the deputy said the guys didn't have the best of histories...

great to see...
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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Good for those guys.

The media fixates on negative news and imagery of young black men so things like these are very nice to see.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:12 PM
 
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I think the most shocking thing about the story was that the driver was 100 years old.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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In another 16 years I will be 100. I wonder if I will still be able to drive.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Delahanty View Post
These young kids did their kind deed for the day. The elderly woman, 89, was so frail and could barely stand up, so they patiently assisted her into the car.

Whether her 100-year-old husband has the range of motion and flexibility needed to safely drive and control that vehicle is another story. Yikes.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsg...kZ0?li=BBnb7Kz

Isn't there DMV involvement with issuing d/l to elderly. My mother, 84, had to renew her license every 6 months. She drove and completed the written test. Had her license revoked recently.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:14 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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In another 16 years I will be 100. I wonder if I will still be able to drive.
We hope so.
With that eventuality in mind, do you have a place to move to if you lose your ability to drive? ....... It's something all us oldsters should address.
I'm only 73, and I still enjoy hot rodding (gently) on the streets. I'm telling ya - my old GMC surprises some people.


To the original subject: the vast majority of disadvantaged people have a great deal of respect for those who are also disadvantaged.
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