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My neighbor lived to be 109. This is what I learned from him

By David Von Drehle

22 May 2023 · 20 min read

Editor's Note

In this heartwarming article from The Washington Post, we discover the secrets behind how 109-year-old Charlie White lived life. Perhaps, we can all learn a little something from Charlie too.

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Early one August morning during a heat wave in Kansas City, Mo., I stepped outside to fetch the Sunday newspaper - and something stopped me in my tracks.

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