A checkmark on the ‘bucket list’

Last Friday, Keene (NH) State College gave Harriet Richardson Ames a diploma at age 100. She had taken classes at three universities and colleges in New Hampshire while working as a school teacher, but stopped after her eyesight began failing in the ’70s.

But a college degree was on her “bucket list.”

On Saturday, a day after getting her degree, Harriet Richardson Ames died.