Nellie Harrington

Honored by:Mary Ann Meschi
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Nellie Harrington was my landlady while I was a student at Purdue University. She rented a room to me for very little money. The only thing she wanted from me was my company and rides in my 1966 Volkswagen Bug. We met through a church group we both belonged to. In the course of the three years I lived with her (and the following nine years until her death) I was inspired by her faith, wit, intense desire to learn and experience new things as well as her zest for living. Although she was 88-91 years of age during my stay, she was extremely active and always interested in the new and modern. I learned from her that age is meaningless and continued enthusiasm for learning and life enriches all the years of our life.