BERNARD MCKOWN REACHES OLD-TIMER STATUS

(06/22/2009)

Arnoldsburg resident hits old-timer status

Attending family reunions, it seems traditional to photograph and talk with the old-timers attending the event.

Yesterday, at the McKown Reunion in Arnoldsburg, the old-timer was retired Calhoun teacher Bernard McKown, now 80.

Bernard said old age snuck up on him.

"I certainly have learned to take it one day at a time," he said, acknowledging the alternative to old age is generally not acceptable by most folks.