Ruthie Culver, that is. Last month’s Reader’s Digest did a blurb about the Sun City woman. She’s 103 years old, still driving, volunteers for four-hours shifts at the local hospital, and sees a doctor every six months for a blood pressure check, nothing more.
Her secret to longevity and good health: “Don’t have enemies. Try to look at the good side of everyone and not be critical.”
More: “I play bridge every Thusday, I love to read romance novels, and I watch the news every night.”
Not only do I want to be active (to say nothing of being alive!) at 103, I want to have her outlook, too. I’d rather play solitaire than bridge, but I hope to still be reading romance novels and watching Brian Williams do the NBC news every night.
There’s so much ignorance out there in the world about romance novels that often even avid readers are embarrassed to admit it. Not Ruthie. She’s still going strong, still giving back, and I bet no one’s ever made her feel ashamed of the books she reads.
May you have many more happily-ever-afters in your life, Ruthie!