Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Oldest Person in the World was Educated at Home

The oldest person in the world, Mrs. Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper hopes to celebrate her 115th birthday tomorrow.

She is said to have been home-educated by her parents on the advice of the family doctor, because she seemed too sickly to spend her days in a dark and dusty classroom and needed to play outside to stay healthy.

Now Mrs. Van Andel is almost 115 and has outlived all her schooled peers. Looks like the best bit of medical advice we've heard in a long time. GP's to prescribe Home Ed?

2 comments:

Gene said...

Here is another statistic to add to your observation; My friend's home educated grandmother died in October of 2001 at the age of 108.

Carlotta said...

Excellent...am going to stop saving up for cryongenic immortality and will spend it on HE instead!!