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I’m so excited to be the “featured author of the day on the Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspiration.” My friend, Catherine Weiskopf sent me an email telling me to read my Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspiration that goes out all over to thousands of readers each day. Ahhh! I love that. And I hold my friendship with Monte as a precious memory. He was an amazing 102 year old miracle. He lived in Granbury for a long time.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Daily Inspiration

By Peggy Purser Freeman
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health
The first time I met Monte, he was complaining about everybody celebrating his 99th birthday. It was hurting his chances for a date.
“No woman wants to go out with a 100-year-old man,” he said with that infectious laugh. I often heard his laughter over the next few years in the church lobby where he ushered three services each Sunday morning. Celebrating his birthday didn’t do too much damage to Monte’s social life because I saw him out with two different ladies that next week. I learned that Monte loved people and enjoyed getting to know them.
I decided to interview Monte for the magazine where I am editor. Some of my interest in Monte stemmed from a nagging thought that I might be getting old. I had recently found myself in a room thinking, “What did I come in here for?” And my day involved looking for… glasses, keys, book, letter, address… well, you know. The interview with Monte was the first of three, the beginning of a friendship I will always value and a change in how I handle aging.
Monte was a chemist and advanced the efforts in World War II by keeping his Fort Worth plant open and running at high production during those years. He delivered meals on wheels up until he turned 100. One day as Monte drove away from church he had a small accident, dropping his car into a ditch. The policeman revoked Monte’s driver’s license, explaining that at his age he needed to retest. Not being able to drive can be a blow of discouragement for most of us. Driving seems to be a symbol of independence, especially for Monte who loved to go and do. However he didn’t sit inside and feel sorry for himself. He didn’t argue and drive anyway — breaking the law. He asked someone to drive him to take the test. His neighbor volunteered, thinking it to be a waste of time. Monte passed the written test with a score of 100 and the driving test with flying colors. He received his new driver’s license and continued helping the “old” people.
I asked him for his secret to long life. He recommended lots of water, no over-eating, and learning new things. Continue…
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From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health
By Peggy Purser Freeman
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health
The first time I met Monte, he was complaining about everybody celebrating his 99th birthday. It was hurting his chances for a date.
“No woman wants to go out with a 100-year-old man,” he said with that infectious laugh. I often heard his laughter over the next few years in the church lobby where he ushered three services each Sunday morning. Celebrating his birthday didn’t do too much damage to Monte’s social life because I saw him out with two different ladies that next week. I learned that Monte loved people and enjoyed getting to know them.
I decided to interview Monte for the magazine where I am editor. Some of my interest in Monte stemmed from a nagging thought that I might be getting old. I had recently found myself in a room thinking, “What did I come in here for?” And my day involved looking for… glasses, keys, book, letter, address… well, you know. The interview with Monte was the first of three, the beginning of a friendship I will always value and a change in how I handle aging.
Monte was a chemist and advanced the efforts in World War II by keeping his Fort Worth plant open and running at high production during those years. He delivered meals on wheels up until he turned 100. One day as Monte drove away from church he had a small accident, dropping his car into a ditch. The policeman revoked Monte’s driver’s license, explaining that at his age he needed to retest. Not being able to drive can be a blow of discouragement for most of us. Driving seems to be a symbol of independence, especially for Monte who loved to go and do. However he didn’t sit inside and feel sorry for himself. He didn’t argue and drive anyway — breaking the law. He asked someone to drive him to take the test. His neighbor volunteered, thinking it to be a waste of time. Monte passed the written test with a score of 100 and the driving test with flying colors. He received his new driver’s license and continued helping the “old” people.
I asked him for his secret to long life. He recommended lots of water, no over-eating, and learning new things. Continue…
Read More

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• Have You Heard the News?
We have a new TV show coming this fall to CBS, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, hosted by actress Brooke Burke-Charvet. Click here to view the press release for more info on our show airing Saturday, October 3rd!
• What Do Our Dreams Tell Us?
In this collection, you’ll read 101 stories of intuition, insight, and inspiration that will amaze you and encourage you tap into your own inner wisdom. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions, on sale September 22nd. See it on Amazon.com.
• Featured Moment:
There’s nothing more enjoyable than watching babies dance. Especially when there are three of them! This video will make you happy.
• Featured Blogger:
She has two girls, a husband, a house to keep up, two dogs, a hermit crab and fish, plus she works full time outside the house. Jayda T never has a dull day. In her spare time, she shares her reviews of products as well as her views on many other topics of interest to busy moms. Visit Two Children and a Migraine.
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