Old school! 99-year-old Argentine granny goes back to the books to fulfil dream

Old school! 99-year-old Argentine granny goes back to the books to fulfil dream

At 99 years of age, Eusebia Leonor Cordal has decided to go back to school. Leonor had to give up education when she was young because of family issues. Now she has started to attend the Laprida's Primary School for Adults and hasn’t missed a day ...
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