OKLAHOMA CITY — It is a 100-degree day and Mozelle Richardson, 103 of Oklahoma City, sits on her couch with windows open and enjoys a tennis match on the television.
“Never be afraid to do things,” Mozelle said.
She is currently learning Greek and reads every day.
The Oklahoman reports that Mozelle’s enthusiasm for life has never faded. She still ventures out on her own from her home at Mansion at Waterford to explore the city. Her mode of transportation: a scooter.
She has been known venture off for hours and has talked about trying to find a way to get to Penn Square Mall that includes sidewalks only.
“She gets on that scooter of hers and just goes forever,” said her son Jerry Richardson.
In 2004, at the ripe age of 90, Mozelle got a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in journalism after taking classes periodically throughout her life.
“A friend of mine in admissions told me that I would have to take a science class and I could graduate,” Mozelle said. “I just took whatever interested me throughout my life.”
She enrolled in a geology class and recalls becoming friends with freshman students.
“I just fell in love with every one of them,” Mozelle said.
Mozelle had a brief job working with newspapers, selling classifieds and other advertisements in Clinton.
Her secrets to a long life include enjoying a big breakfast with eggs and bacon and making sure never to miss out on breakfast.
“The breakfast will last me all day long,” Mozelle said.
While she has slacked off, Mozelle says she still enjoys a single-malt scotch with a little soda water at her son’s home. Chocolate malts are also a favorite of hers.
“She is just…
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