Centenarian Orville Rogers has lived an incredible life, soaring through the skies as a pilot and breaking world records as a long-distance runner. Consequently, he has plenty of tips for living well and fruitfully – including a very simple way to build a retirement fund that can last for decades.
Rogers’ life began on November 28, 1917, in Hubbard, Texas. His mother eventually moved him and his sister back to her hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma, when her husband left. And it was in the Sooner State that Rogers would first feel inspired to pursue a career in aviation.
Rogers recalled to the Christian Index, “In the summer of 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis in a circle above our schoolhouse in Oklahoma.” Lindbergh had risen to fame that year after flying from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France, in his monoplane.