The Wisdom of Age Project—Hampton Roads, Va. 2017 Documenting Life Stories & How We Get By
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"A Chat with Cat: Lifelong Learning Evermore"

film & essay by Isabella Diaz

Catherine Dycus, or “Cat” to those she’s close with, grew up in the 1920’s, yet she preferred the parts of it that were not so roaring.  As she vacationed every year on a farm in Kentucky she gained a sense of appreciation for the little things in life. While she is a retired music and history teacher now, she still has that sense of appreciation at ninety-six years old. What’s her secret to a long life? “There’s no secret, I was blessed… or cursed, depends who you’re talking to.”