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Civil War Widows

Eight decades ago, Daisy Anderson and Alberta Martin were brand new brides. Both women got married in their early twenties, to men who were near 80. And as it happens, their husbands served on opposite sides of the Civil War.

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A Man and His Cello

Bernard Greenhouse was a founding member of the acclaimed Beaux Arts Trio. At 92, he continues to perform and teach. And his cello, a 300-year-old Stradivarius, has been his constant companion.

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Centenarians in Lockdown

Winner of the 2020 Third Coast Festival Award! Joe Newman is 107 years old. He recorded himself and his fiancé, Anita Sampson on her 100th birthday.

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