'Laura Ingalls Wilder – wrote her first book when she was 65. She was depleted of resources by the great depression and friends encouraged her to write down her experiences and stories. That first book led to many others and would turn into the popular TV series, “Little House on the Prairie.”
Sister Marion Irvine – started running at age 47, when she was overweight and smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day. She went on to qualify for the Olympic marathon trials at age 54.'