Wednesday, November 12, 2014

America's Oldest Living Veteran Is A Cool Dude

Yesterday was Veteran's Day in the United States, Remembrance Day in Europe, the holidays where we respectively honor the men and women who have given their lives to protect what we have.  Focusing one day fully on the sacrifice and bravery that have paved the way for our modern lives.

So naturally the news is filled with stories of vets, and usually there is one like this one, checking in with whoever at the time is the oldest living military veteran.

Well this year it is this guy:

Looking good.
His name is Richard Overton.  He is 108-years-old, and he is a pretty damn cool guy.

The WWII veteran has figured out the best way to live, and how to survive to be a centenarian.  It involves whiskey:

From the Washington Post:

Overton used to start his days with some whiskey in his coffee, and he still adds a teaspoon from time-to-time. "It's just like medicine," he said. Overton smokes cigars daily, too. "I'm smoking one now," he said from Austin.

Funny, that's what I call my "medicine" too...

The 108-year-old still lives in the Texas home he bought for $4,000 after the war. He told reporters he generally spends his Irish coffee-buzzed days doing yard work, cruising around town in his truck, and giving all the pretty widows rides to church.

And then?  What does he do after a full day of yard working, lady chasing, and church going?

Well, whiskey of course:
"I may drink a little [whiskey] in the evening too with some soda water, but that's it," Overton said in a recent interview. "Whiskey's a good medicine. It keeps your muscles tender."

Who am I to argue?  I haven't even made it to half his age yet.  Better just take his advice.

Cheers to you Mr. Overton.  Keep on doing it, you are doing it well.

Thanks for the advice on how to make it to 100 and beyond.


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