• Short Summary

    OTTO CARTER AT 107 YEARS OLD, STILL LOOKING TO THE FUTURE IS JUST ONE OF MANY OF HIS AMAZING CHARACTERISTICS.

  • Description

    OTTO CARTER AT 107 YEARS OLD, STILL LOOKING TO THE FUTURE IS JUST ONE OF MANY OF HIS AMAZING CHARACTERISTICS.

    THE SPRY, WHITE-HAIRED OLD MAN WALKS A MILE BEFORE BREAKFAST AND ROLLER SKATES THREE NIGHTS A WEEK AT A LOCAL ROLLER RINK. A PROFESSIONAL SKATER FOR NEARLY 90 YEARS, HE FEEDS HE QUALIFIES AS AN EXPERT ON THE SUBJECT.

    CARTER IS FREQUENTLY SEEN AT THE RINK TEACHING YOUNGSTERS SOME OF THE TRICKS HE PICKED UP NEARLY A CENTURY AGO.

    POP CREDITS A LIFETIME OF VIGOROUS ROLLER SKATING AS A PRIME REASON FOR HIS GOOD HEALTH. HE ALSO FEELS THAT A PHILOSOPHY OF "LET THE OTHER FELLOW WORRY" AND AN INHERITED LONGEVITY HAVE A LOT TO DO WITH IT. HE SAYS HIS FATHER DIED ON HIS 116TH BIRTHDAY, A VIGOROUS TURN AROUND THE LIVING ROOM ON ROLLER SKATES. HIS PARENTS, IT SEEMS, ALSO EARNED THEIR LIVING AS ROLLER-SKATERS.

    POP'S MOTHER DIED AT 109 AND HIS GRANDFATHER AT 121, HE SAYS. HIS WIFE DIED IN 1943 AT 86. THEY HAD 16 CHILDREN - INCLUDING SIX SETS OF TWINS - ALL OF WHOM ARE STILL ALIVE. "MY OLDEST BOY IS 87 AND MY YOUNGEST IS A GIRL AT 70", HE SAID. HE SAYS, HE HAS 69 GRANDCHILDREN, 39 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND 19 GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA96MYOCVTR4W04VSJO4G2YQVPL
    Media URN:
    VLVA96MYOCVTR4W04VSJO4G2YQVPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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