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Audacious Elders

What’s it like to go viral for wearing a wedding dress at the age of 94? How about going up in a WW2 biplane at 97? Or maybe lobstering at a 101? And what’s it like to be 105 years old, and setting a record for running?

Today, meet Audacious Elders!

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  • Martha Tucker (94) of Birmingham, Alabama, went viral after trying on the wedding dress she'd always wanted. She is joined by her granddaughter, Angela Strozier, who made it happen
  • Dr. Lew Harned (97) of Madison, Wisconsin, was honored by Dream Flights, which honors WW2 veterans by treating them with a flight in an open-cockpit, Boeing Stearman biplane
  • Virginia Oliver (101) of Rockland, Maine, has been lobstering for 93 years. She is joined by her son, Max
  • Julia Hawkins (105) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, set a record in her age group running the 100 yard-dash

Jessica Severin de Martinez and Catie Talarski contributed to this show.

Chion Wolf is the host of the radio show and podcast 'Audacious' on Connecticut Public.
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