A checkmark on the ‘bucket list’

Last Friday, Keene (NH) State College gave Harriet Richardson Ames a diploma at age 100. She had taken classes at three universities and colleges in New Hampshire while working as a school teacher, but stopped after her eyesight began failing in the ’70s.

But a college degree was on her “bucket list.”

On Saturday, a day after getting her degree, Harriet Richardson Ames died.

  • BJ

    Great really excited, then I read the bottom.

  • http://www.jesseharding.squarespace.com Jesse Harding

    So cool that she was able to cross one last thing off her list before she died. Inspirational.