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Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
- Aristotle

You might think that a life full of teaching would wear a person down over time, but the retired teachers we know are some of the most energetic, lively and healthiest people around.

Many retired teachers remain actively involved in their communities, including Martha McLendon, who turned the remarkable age of 100 last week.

Mrs. McLendon was a long time teacher at Palmer-Stone Elementary and we're sure many of our readers have been affected by her special skills.

After retiring in 1974, Mrs. McLendon devoted a great deal of time to the American Red Cross, volunteering by visiting area nursing homes.

We're thankful for women like Mrs. McLendon who devote their whole lives to bettering the people and community around them, and we wish her a very happy birthday and many happy years ahead.