Yep, it’s the rarest day on the calendar! Shouldn’t there be some sort of holiday today? And mustn’t it be cool to have been born on this day? Someone born on February 29, 1916 would only be turning 23 this year!
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A fellow Roane Countian has made history for two reasons:
Sunday, Roxie McClendon celebrated an amazing milestone with family and friends.
She turns 105 years old this week.
At the celebration, she received a resolution from the Tennessee House of Representatives, and the City of Rockwood declared a day in her name.
Mrs. McClendon is known as one of the oldest practicing newspaper columnists in the world.
She is a contributor to the Rockwood Times.
McClendon is also considered to be the oldest active member of the Baptist Church in the United States.
When asked if she has any tips on passing the century mark, she stated, “Hard work and the good Lord.”
Truly an inspiration.
“I just remember looking back and seeing him at the door,” the Virginia Tech senior recalled of her professor. “I don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for him.”
By Tuesday morning, newspapers from Washington, D.C., to Jerusalem shared the story of how Librescu — a 76 year-old Holocaust survivor — blocked his classroom doorway from a gunman while his students leapt to freedom.
“It wouldn’t amaze me he would do such a thing,” fellow engineering professor Muhammad Hajj said. “He’s that kind of person, willing to take care of others, protect others.”
Why does anyone care? Seriously, this is not a rhetorical question. I’d really like to know why anyone cares.