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Tue May 19, 2015, 06:44 AM

West Virginia man, 94, graduates from college: 'I've waited a long time for this'

Anthony Brutto first enrolled for classes in 1939, when tuition cost $50 – and he came back more than three-quarters of a century later to claim his degree.

World War 2, marriage, family interrupted his education.

I love this line from the article:
As for his plans after graduation, Brutto said he’d consider a master’s degree in time: “I’d like to study math, even if everything’s done by computers now. I was good at art when I was young too. There’s a lot I’d like to do. There’s plenty of time.”
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/18/west-virginia-man-graduates-college-94

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Reply West Virginia man, 94, graduates from college: 'I've waited a long time for this' (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl May 2015 OP
Javaman May 2015 #1
FSogol May 2015 #2
appalachiablue May 2015 #3
dixiegrrrrl May 2015 #4
appalachiablue May 2015 #6
dixiegrrrrl May 2015 #7
KamaAina May 2015 #5

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2015, 08:54 AM

1. I hope I reach 94 and have the same drive and perspective he has.

Good on him.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2015, 09:11 AM

2. Geeze, he's going to be 238 before he pays off those student loans...

Kidding aside, congrats, Mr. Brutto.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2015, 10:41 AM

3. Incredible, wonderful story, thanks for posting. I saw this a few days ago in a great

Video similar to this one from USA Today. Very intelligent, talented man, WWII vet, machinist and carver of beautiful woodwork art. What a gorgeous home and nice looking family.

Makes me think of West Virginia where I was born and grew up, the natural beauty, calm and so many fine, strong people. I attended WVU at Morgantown for a semester with friends but went on to finish out of state.

VIDEO of Anthony Brutto and his daughter at home:
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2015/05/13/27248437/

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #3)

Tue May 19, 2015, 02:12 PM

4. Thanks for finding that video!

Mr. Brutto is very much like mr. Dixie, a fine woodworker, insatiable curious mind, always stuffing his head with knowledge.
I really respect those traits.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Wed May 20, 2015, 01:26 PM

6. Sure thing! Sounds like you've a real winner with Mr. Dixie, so nice to see that in couples.

Did you see this news story about Alfie Date, age 109 and the oldest Australian, who knits little sweaters for penguins to protect them from oil collecting in their feathers from a recent oil spill. Amazing!




*Australia's Oldest Man, Alfie Date, age 109 Knits Mini Sweaters for Penguins
http://mashable.com/2015/02/10/australias-oldest-man-penguins/

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Wed May 20, 2015, 07:58 PM

7. Oh..THAT is darling! Bless him. n/t

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2015, 02:25 PM

5. Seventy-seven years of college down the drain!

 



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