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100 Years Old

By Mark Johnston - | Jan 29, 2013

I had little idea what I’d be photographing upon arriving at Mt. Loafer Elementary in Salem last week.

The reporter had told me that the faculty and students had a unique way of celebrating the 100th day of school in the Nebo School District, but I was clueless as to what that meant.

While waiting in the front office the bell rang for the start of school and any stragglers stopped in to check in before heading to class. Slowly I started to notice something different about each of them as they passed through.

All were dressed years beyond their age, 100 years old on the 100th day of school. Soon I was escorted to a number of classrooms where most students and all the faculty were not only dressed, but acting the grand old age of 100.

Walking canes, gray hair, suspenders, cardigans and glasses galore.

Lots of yelling, repeating questions and shuffling around bent at the wait ensued.

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