**Update: Sadly, Onie Ponder passed away on December 31, 2010 at the age of 112. She was the world’s 21st oldest living person at the time. To learn more about her extraordinary life, click here.**
She’s 110 years old and has voted in every Presidential election since 1920. Onie Ponder is one in a million. She’s the oldest person in Florida and 86th oldest in the world. And she is still amazingly spry, witty and charming.
She may be breaking longevity records, but we’re just as impressed by her life philosophy — one that anyone at any age can and should strive to adopt: “I just love living every day and doing the best I can. It’s a simple thing.”
**Editor’s Note: Since this story was produced, Onie has continued to smash records. When she celebrated her 112th birthday in September 2010, she became the 9th oldest person in the U.S. and the 23rd oldest person in the world!
Another dear friend of Growing Bolder was Ruth Hamilton, who lived to be 109 years old, and became the world’s oldest blogger with a series of videos and more right here on GrowingBolder.com! Click here to see her profile page, with links to all of her vlogs as well as excerpts from her amazing book.