Feature story: Living history Around Town, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on May 18, 2012 at 10:19 am
At the time of the 2010 census, Palo Alto had 17 residents who were at least 100 years old. It's hard to know what the number is today. But it's probably safe to say that if you are one of those people, you're a bit of a local celebrity. All the ladies in the elevator at Channing House know George Knoles. At the mention of his name, they beam. Related story:
Posted by Al Kirkland, a resident of another community, on May 18, 2012 at 10:19 am
I remember Professor Knoles very well- one of a group of outstanding professors, firmly entrenched at History Corner- Knoles, Snyder (Rix was also Director of Admissions at the same time- I think that he and Helen Kmetovic, Pete's wife, were the Admissions office), Vucinich, Buss, Bailey et al. What a collection of wonderful, inspiring teachers! All led by President J. Wallace Sterling. We older, Stanford codgers were so fortunate.
Posted by Sylvia, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on May 18, 2012 at 11:13 am
Thanks so much for this wonderful article. I love reading about interesting people who've lived long lives.
Many years ago I was involved with Friendly Visiting, a volunteer program to spend time with older adults. My guy was a man born in London who saw Queen Victoria ride by in a carriage. He emigrated to Canada for some years and ended up moving to the US and building a house on Cowper Street in Palo Alto. He told me that where my house was situated used to be fields of tomatoes!