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At 80, Anderson woman stills adds to her resume

May 31, 2010 12:04:00 AM - thestate.com
When Holly Brooks Ashton turned 50, she felt angry. She's always been the adventurer, born with the spirit of a woman who settled the rugged, unforgiving Canadian terrain in the early 1900s.

For Holly Brooks Ashton, would turning 50 mean the slow move into watching daytime television and a routine marked by the clock?


"When I turned 50, I was mad about it," she says with laugh. "So I went out and bought some paints."

Now her walls are covered with oils. Fifteen of them are the work of her hand.

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