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Old 10-02-2019, 03:08 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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He is, very thankfully, cancer-free after successful immunotherapy treatment.
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Here
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I thought he had a dire cancer prognosis, then I hear it has gone away. I don't know what to believe but am so happy he is still with us. He reminds me of Harry Truman.
That was four years ago.

More recently - in May of this year - Carter fell and broke a hip. That's often a dire development in an elderly person, but he seems to have recovered nicely.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:15 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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My parents loved him & so do I. I was 8 years old when he was elected.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:39 AM
 
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Today is October 1st, 2019, and James Earl Carter Jr, the 39th President of the United States, turns 95 years old.

He's lived longer than any President in our history, so is obviously the first to make it to age 95.

In 2012, Carter passed Herbert Hoover as the longest retired former POTUS.

On October 19th, 2019....eighteen days from now...Carter and his wife Rosalynn will became the former President and former First lady who have been married the longest.

Barbara Bush died on April 17th, 2018. She and George were married on January 6th, 1945. On the day that she died, they had been married for 73 years, 3 months, and 11 days.

Jimmy and Rosalynn were married on July 7th, 1946....so on October 19th, 2019, Jimmy and Rosalynn will have been married for 73 years, 3 months, and 12 days.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter

I think that no matter where one stands politically, one can find inspiration in some part of President Carter's life .

Happy 95th birthday, President Carter .

Happy Birthday, for sure. They are very healthy, obviously!

I can't imagine being married that long. They can probably finish each other's sentences. They seem to be genuinely nice, decent people.
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:52 AM
 
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I think he is awesome. Happy birthday and much respect.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:28 AM
 
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Happy Birthday, for sure. They are very healthy, obviously!

I can't imagine being married that long. They can probably finish each other's sentences. They seem to be genuinely nice, decent people.
I can't either, but I think, sometimes, if the two people were truly meant to be together, they can significantly enhance each other's lives in the same way those two Presidential couples seem to have. In one marriage in my family, when the first spouse died, they had been together for almost 70 years. They truly cherished each other until the end. They literally only had one argument over all of that time. The husband had promised to attend an event, and he was trying to break the promise because he didn't want to go. He gave in and kept his promise. Because it was the only time it ever happened, family members teased him about it (in a good natured way) for decades.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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Best Ex-President of my lifetime! Happy Birthday!
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:26 AM
 
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So glad to see a positive thread about an awesome human being.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Cool Happy 95th Birthday to President Carter

95 and still motoring. He's 3 months younger than my dad, who's also still in the game.
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Jimmy was not so much a bad president as he simply was the victim of things that could not be changed. It was not his fault that inflation racked the American economy following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. It was not his fault that growing dependence on foreign sources of oil resulted in high gasoline prices while he was president. He was not responsible for the fact that twenty-five years of American foreign policy lead to the Iranian Revolution that overthrew the Shah and lead ultimately to the taking of the American embassy personnel as hostages.

He suffered from the fact that he is not a charismatic person.

I believe if the economy had been what it is today than he would have been an enormously popular president. As it is, I will settle for the fact that he has lead the most exemplary life of all of our modern ex-presidents. Jimmy has built houses for the poor, supervised the fairness of elections in third world countries, established a center to promote human rights around the world, wrote many excellent books, and set an example of leading a moral life. If Jimmy were Catholic, he would probably be on a track to sainthood. As it is, when he finally does pass away he will be remembered fondly by most of this country.
I would describe him as a lackluster president, but a sterling human being.
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