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Past century mark, Franklin man still embraces new experiences



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John Adolph, who lives at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin, will mark his 103rd birthday Thursday. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


John Adolph, who lives at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin, will mark his 103rd birthday Thursday. PHOTO BY SCOTT ROBERSON


When John Adolph was growing up in rural Jennings County in the 1910s, none of his neighbors drove cars.

He used horse-drawn plows to prepare the family’s fields for corn and wheat. He attended a one-room schoolhouse, where all the area children learned together.

Much has changed in Adolph’s nearly 103 years, but the Franklin resident has adapted with the times. He is a whiz with the computer, using email to communicate with family and friends. He keeps a cellphone, and until a few years ago, drove his car.

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