Friday, July 12, 2024
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A Plumber at UF and in WWII, Gainesville Man Keepin’ On as Centenarian

In his Gainesville home, Tilden Counts Booth rocks in a living-room chair as he walks through his 10 decades on Earth.

Behind him on the kitchen bar is a dispenser for his go-to candy, M&Ms, and tacked above are cards from his 100th birthday celebration in August.

As he details his life’s resume, two things stand out most: serving in World War II from right after the attack on Pearl Harbor to his discharge in early ’46, and his career-long employment at the University of Florida.

Read the full story in Senior Times magazine.


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