Friday, February 27, 2015

Age is No Barrier Week: 5. Mark

Mark is a World War II veteran who served on a Navy battleship in the Pacific from 1946 to 1950.
He moved to Naples a few years ago to take care of his sister after she had a minor stroke.


Mark likes to walk from his sister's house to the end of the Naples Pier and back.
He does it three times a day, a total of six miles,  talking with people he meets along the way.
At 85, Mark is physically fit, mentally sharp, sociable and happy.

14 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

What a beautiful portrait, Jack !

Andy said...

Nice one Jack. You are only as old as you feel.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, that we could all age as well as Mark!! A great one for the day as always, Jack! Hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

Sharon Anck said...

That's a great combination of attributes.

Malyss said...

Hello, Mark , you're handsome !

RedPat said...

I hope I have those attributes when I am that age Jack! He sets a good example for the rest of us.

William Kendall said...

He looks a lot younger.

Randy said...

Wonderful portrait and post.

Mo said...

This is a great series.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Mark is 85 years young by the sound of it Jack :) Excellent portrait of a kind man.

Kate said...

A portrait of fitness!

SRQ said...

Gosh…this is a nice capture. I love the setting with so many colors. God bless Mark!

Kay said...

These supposedly older folks are beginning to make me feel like a real slacker!