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Words of Wisdom From a Super Centenarian

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Posted on November 20th, 2008 at 10:00 am

**Update: Sadly, Onie Ponder passed away on December 31, 2010 at the age of 112. She was the world's 21st oldest living person at the time. To learn more about her extraordinary life, click here.**

She's 110 years old and has voted in every Presidential election since 1920. Onie Ponder is one in a million. She's the oldest person in Florida and 86th oldest in the world. And she is still amazingly spry, witty and charming.

She may be breaking longevity records, but we're just as impressed by her life philosophy -- one that anyone at any age can and should strive to adopt: "I just love living every day and doing the best I can. It's a simple thing."

**Editor's Note: Since this story was produced, Onie has continued to smash records. When she celebrated her 112th birthday in September 2010, she became the 9th oldest person in the U.S. and the 23rd oldest person in the world!

Another dear friend of Growing Bolder was Ruth Hamilton, who lived to be 109 years old, and became the world's oldest blogger with a series of videos and more right here on GrowingBolder.com! Click here to see her profile page, with links to all of her vlogs as well as excerpts from her amazing book.

You might also enjoy these pages on Growing Bolder:
Centenarian Project
Longevity Channel
Aging Channel

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  • Posted 4:43pm July 18th, 2009

    This is great, i love people like that.

    I'm intereted in this issue since Manina (a closr friend aunt) had her 103th birthday.

    She can be one of the olders in Florida o maybe the oldest in Miami, Miami Dade or Sout Florida.

    Somebody can help me finding out this?

    wong.transparente@gmail.com

    http://holamuerte.blogspot.com -blog (spanish) about death and survivors.




  • Posted 8:01pm December 4th, 2008
    She is amazing. I would love to sit and talk to her about the 1800's. I have a passion for the fashion and lifestyle of people who lived those days. I am sure she could tell you some great stories. She is a Victorian Lady!



  • Lou
    Lou
    Posted 4:31am November 23rd, 2008
    It sounds like Onie has lead a wonderful and full life, and for 110, she's amazingly spry, both physically and mentally.  Too bad that she hasn't written an autobiography to leave for her great grandchildren.  Bill and the staff did another super job seeking out this young lady and presenting her story.


  • Posted 11:06pm November 20th, 2008
    What a great story. It is so exciting to see and hear the words and experiences of someone who has been alive in 3 different centuries! Keep up the good work, Growing Bolder crew.




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