105-year-old woman renews driver’s license

Edythe Kirchmaier

Edythe Kirchmaier

105-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier recently renewed her California drivers license

There apparently isn’t much that can slow down Edythe Kirchmaier. The 105-year-old California resident made headlines on Monday when she passed her driving test – continuing 86 years without a blemish on her driving record and maintaining her status as the state’s oldest living driver.

“I just couldn’t imagine myself without a car,” said Kirchmaier. “It just didn’t feel very good.”

And that’s far from the only bit of notoriety to crop up recently in Kirchmaier’s life. Facebook has declared her its most senior user, she’s the University of Chicago’s oldest living former student, last week she appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to celebrate her birthday and she has been a volunteer with the Direct Relief International (DRI) organization for 40 years. Continue reading

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