88 is a Special Age Because …

88. Double-8s. Two signs of infinity side by side. This is a wonderful age!

The amazing Christopher Plummer of The Sound of Music fame was still going strong at age 88. That’s how old he was when he was J. Paul Getty in All The Money in the World, when he was nominated for best actor. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA award. That’s quite an achievement for any person!

How about Clint Eastwood? He has an amazing roster of movies under his belt. He directed The 15:17 to Paris at age 88. He’s got quite a lot of creativity within him, and lots more to share!


The Bonus Years
Here on this site we not only are inspired by those who came into their own at age eighty-eight. We also keep in our memories those whose lives ended when they were only eighty-eight. It reminds us that our days ahead are precious. They are a blessing. They are golden time that others would have fervently wished for.

Fred Astaire
One of the most amazing and influential dancers of all time. He always stayed young at heart. He broke a wrist at age 78 because he was having fun riding a skateboard. He adored his first wife, Phyllis Potter, and was heartbroken when she died in 1954 at lung cancer. He wouldn’t marry again until age 81 when he was finally ready to start life afresh. Thinks of what other fun things he would have gotten to if pneumonia hadn’t taken him down.

Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula was an amazing science fiction author with a talent for bringing unusual worlds to life. She’s known for her Earthsea series, for The Left Hand of Darkness, and many others. She was still consulting on projects right up to her death.

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Are you currently 88? Do you have any special memories of when you were 88? Please share them below!


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