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Monday with Mitch: Love of books endures

Published 03/03/2014, Tribune Media Services

MANILA, Philippines — The white-haired woman is short but stands straight, in a pink blouse and flat shoes, with mostly unwrinkled skin, a wide nose and a broad smile that nearly leaps from her face when she laughs. You congratulate her on being 90 years old, and she holds up a finger and says: “Ninety-one this year.” You ask her the secret of her longevity and she says, “Work every day.”

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