In this month’s episode, 101-year-old, centenarian Jim Cram shares his wit, wisdom, and his Wild Side. From a close call with death on the day of his birth to the events that shaped his life, Jim shows us the value of family, work, and following our passion. He also gives us tips for a long life while we learn that his defied most beliefs. Jim passed away in December of 2018 at 102, and had an extraordinary quality of life until the end. Amazing!
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In this podcast episode, you’ll be blown away by Jim’s focus and gift of storytelling. You will be swept away to another time by his enthusiasm and excitement. I think you’ll enjoy it.
As he takes us on a short journey of his extraordinarily long life, you will discover wild events that made a profound impression on him. They inspired and shaped his life by becoming his passion. He also shares secrets to longevity.
Keep in mind that Jim lived in assisted living. NOT a nursing home. In other words, he lived in a care facility much like a condominium without the kitchen. He had full mobility and an incredible quality of life. You would think that after this interview, he slowly declined and passed away. Nope. According to his daughter, Jo Ann Joselyn, he died suddenly on December 19, 2018, taking everyone by surprise. He was one hundred and two!
I had the pleasure of meeting both Jim and his his daughter, Jo Ann at his apartment. It was filled with memorabilia, the walls covered with photographs. After the interview, he pointed out a few that were very meaningful to him.
The carousel of photos below includes Jim’s highlights:
- Jim Cram – July 3, 1916 – December 19, 2018
- Jim and his daughter, Jo Ann Joselyn, who coordinated the interview.
- Jim’s father photographed the Wright Brothers’ plane in 1916, three months after Jim was born.
- Two photos of Jim with his wife of sixty-nine years, Josephine (Firkins).
- A photo of Jim in uniform with his father.
- Rachmaninoff concert program.
- Two photos of Olga Kern from Russia.
Enjoy the slideshow and preview to this month’s episode!
Be sure to listen to the interview to learn about Jim’s passions.
Jim also shares his secrets to a long and healthy life. Let me know if they surprise you.
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Was it surprising to hear about Jim’s Wild Side and passions? What was your favorite? What would you have asked Jim?
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