A Book Lover at 101

“A lifelong lover of books, Ms. Goodyear lost her sight about four years ago, but in its place has acquired a roster of readers who stop by regularly, bringing with them dogs, gifts from their international travels and offerings of dark chocolate, the elixir she has savored daily since she was 3.”

Elizabeth Goodyear just celebrated her 101st birthday. She is a lover of books and has friends who visit her regularly to read to her, including books by her favorite novelist Rumor Godden. A popular New York Times article titled In Strangers, Centenarian Finds Literary Lifeline profiles this lady who exclaims she didn’t think much would be happening at her age but is happy to have daily visitors. Goodyear’s one-bedroom apartment sounds like a lively place; as she says “usually there’s something going on here.”

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