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The 103-year-old Grand Canyon ranger who's older than the park itself

Rose Torphy has had a large life.  At 103, she’s the matriarch of a family with five generations now below her. She loves bowling, traveling and watching poker. Every afternoon, she takes her daily glass of wine into her bedroom to toast a photo of her late husband of more than six decades, Ralph: “Here’s to you: no one better, no one damn near as good.”  And Torphy has just become the oldest-ever junior park ranger at the Grand Canyon national park – which is three years younger than she is, and is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its designation this week.  Read more....



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