Lazarus Long 100FUTURE HISTORY IS MADE TODAY !

11-11-12: It’s Lazarus Long’s 100th Birthday !

Happy 100th Birthday Woodrow Wilson Smith, aka Lazarus Long; Ernest Gibbons; Captain Aaron Sheffield; “Happy” Daze; His Serenity Seraphin the Younger, Supreme High Priest of the One God in All His Aspects and Arbiter Below and Above; Proscriber Prisoner No. 83M2742; Mr. Justice Lenox; Corporal Ted Bronson; Dr. Lafe Hubert; and others. Oldest member of the human race.

“It takes a hundred years or so to realize just how good life is.” – Lazarus Long

First appearing in Methuselah’s Children, the oldest living member of the long-lived Howard Families, Woodrow Wilson Smith/Lazarus Long started the spread of the human race to the stars. In his next appearance, 2000 years later, in Time Enough For Love, Lazarus reminisced about his long life and adventures, returning at the end to the place he was born, meeting himself as a child.

One of Heinlein’s most memorable characters, Lazarus Long reappeared several more times later novels, The Number of the Beast, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset.

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