(Extensions of Remarks - January 21, 2004)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E25]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      HONORING WILLIAM J. ANDERSON


                         HON. GINNY BROWN-WAITE

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, January 21, 2004

  Ms. GINNY BROWN-WAITE of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor 
William J. Anderson, a resident of my Fifth Congressional District of 
Florida and a man who has become something very few of us ever will. 
William Anderson is a centenarian and at 101 years old he is a father 
to one child, a grandfather to four grandchildren and a great-
grandfather to three great-grandchildren!
  Mr. Anderson was born in Boston but went to school in Wellesley, 
Massachusetts. Following school, he became a teacher. He describes his 
happiest moment as the birth of his son and most fondly remembers his 
childhood summers in Prince Edward Island.
  After 101 years, Mr. Anderson says if he had it all to do over again, 
he'd like to work for the government--maybe even the IRS! When asked 
what advice he'd give to young people he said he'd tell them to work 
hard, stay out of trouble and drive safely. He says the best thing 
about growing older is the freedom to do what you want to and the time 
to travel.
  Mr. Speaker, and my Colleagues, I ask that you join me in honoring 
William Anderson today. I hope we all have the good fortune to live as 
long as he has. He is truly a great man and someone with an 
appreciation for the importance of happiness and freedom.