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02/26/2010 11:02 PM ID: 83091 Permalink   

100-Year-Old Teacher Finally Gets Diploma a Day Before Death

 

Harriet Richardson Arnes wanted nothing more than her bachelor´s degree in education. It was the last thing on a list of things to do before she died, what her daughter called her "bucket list." Arnes turned 100 years old on January 2nd.

Arnes earned a two-year certificate in 1931 and taught at a few places, including 20 years as a teaching principal to first-graders. Over the years she had been taking a class here and there, working on her degree, but gave it up in 1971 when she retired.

Norma Walker, a leader of the school´s alumni group, began working with the school to get her the certificate last year. Approved, they rushed it to her bedside to grant it to Arnes, who died the very next day, happy that she finally got her wish.

 
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  weird emotional moment  
 
this story was strange, it made me sad when i should be happy for her. wtf, stupid feelings
 
  by: djskagnetti     02/26/2010 11:14 PM     
  What...  
 
djskagnetti..... with a heart? :0) There is hope for this world yet.
 
  by: captainJane     02/27/2010 12:29 AM     
  let´s not get ahead of ourselves  
 
lol
 
  by: djskagnetti     02/27/2010 01:15 AM     
  I thought...  
 
it was to good to be true.

Nice she got what she wanted in the end!
 
  by: captainJane     02/27/2010 03:00 AM     
  Torn  
 
Im torn on this one. It took her being on her death bed to get her bachelors degree in education? Thats great that she achieved her goal before she died but isnt that sort of like winning publishers clearing house on your death bed? Maybe im just looking at the negative side of this.
 
  by: Maddhatter   02/27/2010 04:53 AM     
  Sometimes, I believe  
 
that there are certain people that hold on to life to accomplish all that they set out for. Once they finish that list, they pass away with no regrets. She died at peace. I am happy for Harriet, yet upset at the same time she wasn´t able to enjoy the fruits of her labor for at least a little while.
 
  by: questworldz     02/27/2010 08:17 PM     
 
 
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