“Your hands tell the story of your life.”
When Robert Marchand was born in 1911, the gas-powered automobile was a mere 10 years old. Just six years before in 1905, Albert Einstein changed the world with his theory of special relativity. Now it’s Marchand changing the world, setting a world record for the 105-plus category (a designation created just for him) by cycling 22.547 kilometers miles in one hour. That’s just a little over 14 miles for nonmetric-system users. So maybe we all can find a little time to get to the gym.
As reported by USA Today, Mr. Marchand has been defying the odds for quite a while. When he was just a boy, he had a coach tell him he would never amount to anything on the bike. At 5 feet tall, Marchand cuts a slight figure. But he was not deterred, and even after years of having no time to practice, he finally picked up a bike again at the age of 68. Soon the Frenchman was hitting the road for long hauls, riding from Paris to Roubaix, from Bordeaux to Paris, and from Paris to Moscow.
Jonas Pariente is a grandma’s boy—although his love for our treasured matriarchs extends well beyond the confines of his own family. The French filmmaker’s new “Grandmas Project” seeks to capture the essence of the world’s mimis, mawmaws, nanas, mameys and grams by calling on the world’s grandchildren to submit video footage based on a seemingly universal theme: A grandmother’s insatiable love of filling a table for their families, often times with delicious passed down recipes.
On Saturday morning just before Gymnastics, My Dranbaby found out that our President Barack Obama was no longer going to be our President!!! He has been her President all of her life and Yes her birthday is also on AUGUST 4!!!! My poor baby!!!Posted by Caprina D Harris on Monday, February 15, 2016
Growing up involves learning a series of hard truths. The granddaughter of Caprina D. Harris just learned one on the way to gymnastics. On January 20, 2017, Barack Obama will no longer be president of the United States. Her entire life’s been spent knowing only one president. “I’m not ready for a new one,” she cried. To add to the trauma, the little girl and the president share a birthday, August 4.