(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E149-E150]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                  HAPPY 108TH BIRTHDAY, MISS ROSE RUSH


                        HON. H. MORGAN GRIFFITH

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 14, 2013

  Mr. GRIFFITH of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I submit these remarks in 
honor of Miss Rose Rush of Clintwood, Virginia, who celebrated her 
108th birthday on Thursday, February 7.
  Miss Rush was born in 1905 in the house her father built in Dickenson 
County, the very home she lives in today. She was valedictorian of her 
graduating class at Honaker High School, and attended the University of 
Virginia, Emory and Henry College, my alma mater, and she also attended 
Vanderbilt University so she could receive her teaching license.
  Miss Rush taught various subjects in different school systems in 
Virginia until her retirement. She didn't rest for long, though--the 
year after she ``retired,'' Miss Rush returned to the classroom as a 
substitute teacher.
  To this day, Miss Rush remains up to speed on current events and 
politics. I have been told Miss Rush is a huge fan of our political 
system, and that she particularly enjoys voting on the new voting 
  She has never been seriously ill or hospitalized, nor has she been 
married or had children. Some in Clintwood even say that's the secret 
to her longevity!
  Miss Rush has been approached from time to time for interviews or 
photos since she turned 100. The Coalfield Progress notes that she has 
refused them all, ``stating with a sense of humbleness that she has 
done nothing to receive recognition.''
  Well, here's to Miss Rose Rush, and to her family, friends, and 
students in Virginia whose lives she changed. Happy 108th birthday, 
Miss Rush.

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