Living forever

Would you want to live forever?   My recollection is that the oldest person in the world lives in Monroe, Georgia.   Bessie Cooper is just a few weeks short of her 115th birthday.  I interviewed Mrs. Cooper when she already was past one hundred.   She lived where she lives now…at a nursing home in Walton county.  I was talking to the Centenarian when our assignment editor called with word of the terrorist attach on September 11, 2001.    We quickly said our goodbyes and headed back to join in the coverage of “9-11”.    On the 50-mile trip back to Atlanta, my partner, Photo-Journalist Scott Wardell and I talked about the remarkable  Mrs. Cooper  We wondered if we would want to live as long as she…would we want to live forever?   Then we joined the swarm of others covering an event that would forever change the way we live our lives….however long we live.

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