Jim Trusock, 92
I work at staying busy and healthy. I am a Navy World War II veteran who worked as a barber. I golfed, raced go-carts, sailed boats, built model trains and raised three kids with my wife, who passed in May.
After I moved to Texas in 2001, I restarted building N-Scale model trains. People stop by my garage amazed at the level of detail. I design each building, create mountains, pave streets, lay track and do electrical work.
I maintain my home, including yard work. I cook, do laundry, use a computer and am even on FaceBook! I walk every day to keep myself moving and keep my lungs strong and healthy.
I recently joined Round Rock Senior Center to sing karaoke and bought a karaoke machine to practice at home. The doctor says my lungs have improved. Tuesday or Friday, rain or shine, you’ll find me at the senior center singing.
Someone recently asked me what my secret to a long healthy life was, and I said I walk every day, have a hobby, find laughter in everything and drink a Manhattan at 4 p.m. every day.
We’re looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to email@example.com.