You’re under no circumstances far too outdated to have a luau-themed party.
Just inquire The Oaks of Granbury resident Mary Ogden, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 18, comprehensive with leis, flowers, Hawaiian decorations — and cupcakes that ended up arranged with each other to kind the amount 100.
“We couldn’t go to the beach so we introduced the beach to her,” reported Durenda Meints, government director of The Oaks of Granbury.
Good friends and relatives came to celebrate the day with Mary, which include Mayor Pro Tem Trish Reiner, who go through a letter to Mary from the town of Granbury congratulating her on reaching these types of a enormous milestone.
Mary grew up in Louisiana, and was married to her husband of more than 40 decades Randolph (Rand), who was an Air Drive veteran. Rand was stationed at Carswell Air Drive Foundation around Fort Really worth on a number of diverse situations until finally he retired.
“I know my uncle informed me not to appear out in this article, that folks who appear to Texas could not get absent. I did not listen to him and I am not receiving absent,” Mary stated, with a smile.
Mary did not have a experienced vocation, as she was “mostly a military wife who took treatment of her small children,” according to her granddaughter LaDonna Allen.
She experienced 3 little ones — two girls and just one boy — the latter of whom passed absent at the youthful age of four. She has three grandsons, 1 granddaughter and a number of great-grandchildren, normally recognised as the “little monkeys.”
“She is definitely the matriarch of the spouse and children,” Allen said. “She took care of all the unique generations to include things like my youngest son and her youngest good-grandson. She babysat him soon after school and took him back again and forth to university when he was in kindergarten. She has been the caretaker for each era.”
Mary — who has lived at The Oaks of Granbury for eight decades — was lively in the Haltom Street Baptist Church in Fort Worthy of, where she taught in the nursery and holiday Bible college.
“She liked educating the very little, minor young children,” Allen explained.
When questioned how it feels to be 100, Mary only replied, “Just like it feels to be 90.”
Mary continue to enjoys reading from her substantial collection of romance publications.
She extra, “What’s saved me so youthful? Having enjoyable.”