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A 99-year-old woman in Lake Oswego, Oregon is proving that you can learn something new no matter what age you are.

The widow of a former mayor, Virginia Campbell recently received an iPad from her daughter and son-in-law.  Even though Campbell never owned a computer or a Kindle before, she was immediately captivated by the iPad and its touch screen.  As an English major, Campbell loved reading, but glaucoma made it difficult for her to read.

Now, with the iPad, Campbell’s life has changed–she is able to read books in large font and also write poetry.  She has been composing limericks like the one below:

To this technology-ninny it’s clear
In my compromised 100th year,
That to read and to write
Are again within sight
Of this Apple iPad pioneer.

Campbell is also adding “teacher” to her list of new accomplishments–she’s showing others in her retirement community how to use her new gadget.  As Campbell told Fox News Oregon, “You’re never too old to take advantage of something that will help you.”

Watch two videos of Virginia Campbell:


Virginia Campbell Using the iPad 

Fox News Oregon Interviews Virginia Campbell

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