Aug 11, 2008

Almost 90

Evie Childers thinks this is funny: She used to play in the creek in her clean clothes, and it made her grandmother so mad.

She's sitting on her couch, almost 90 years old, and it still makes her laugh. She laughs like a bird. She opens her mouth and sits up, and it comes out surprised and sprightly, each syllable sort of taking off, "ha-ha-ha!"

"I remember playing in the creek," Childers says. "Ha-ha-ha! And getting a whipping! Ha-ha-ha! Every time she'd get me in clean clothes, I'd go through the creek."

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Childers has enjoyed a strong, independent life