Friday, June 17, 2011
Practically A Centenarian
Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
June XVIIth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
On June XIth, a Mr. Leo Blass of Redmond, Washington aged XCIX (99) proved the adage that "you are never to old to learn." He graduated with an Associates or Bachelor's Degree in General Studies from Eastern Oregon University. In the horrid era of the Depression, Leo was forced in MCMXXXII (1932) II take a logging job for about $150.00 a month from a relative because he just couldn't make it for himself & his family economically on the $80.00 a month he was earning. As a result, he dropped out, but the school contacted him & he took a few classes & had then just enough credits to earn his Degree. Turning C (100) on August IIIrd, Leo will not enter inII any new career opportunities his Degree status now prooffers him. It truly is nice II see someone from the decade beIV the Roaring 20's successfully graduate.
Leo Blass Giving Hope II Other Senior Students,
Source: Rev. William Wade Izzard, Universal Life Church-Aboriginal Youth Outreach & Reuters: Teresa Carson.