There is a lot of life yet to be lived at 90 years.
This statement was proven by 20 local seniors at the Delta Senior Center.
The seniors, all aged 90 years or more, and their family members were special guests of the Delta Seniors organization for a lunch April 10.
Angie Helmericks, secretary for the Delta Seniors, donated much of the time and work helping to organize the event. In addition, she donated eight of her own, handmade quilted lap robes which were given out to lucky winners and special recipients.
For the second year running, the most chronologically accomplished senior in attendance was Heddy Smith of Delta. Heddy, 104, has bountiful good humor to share with everyone. Born in a suburb of Warsaw, Poland, she is now surrounded by friends who share her positive outlook. Still, she has fond memories of her native land and recalls, "The last time I went to visit Warsaw everything there was so beautiful!"
Another special person among the special people at the event was Mary Gallegos, 90. She was honored as having the most children of all the 90-year-olds attending (most of whom were women). Mary had 14 children, and her own kids have grown to love the joys of family life presenting Mary with 36 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
The roomful of guests at the Delta Seniors' event all enjoyed a Thanksgiving-style hot lunch, complimentsof the Delta Seniors. Ruby's Floral donated carnations for each of the honored guests.
The hall was decorated with a theme of April showers and rainbows.
In addition to the two special honorees noted above, names provided to the DCI of the other 90-year-olds attending were Lavana Wilson, 93; Jeanette Kalisciak, 91; Lola Page, 97; Marcia Boss, 94; Carrie Panter, 90; Dorothy Dignion, 94; Anna Marie Suppes, 96; Charles Marty, 92; Elanor Nelson, 90; Mildred Miller, 90; Vera Faries, 90; Edna Ives, 91; Rose Smith, 93; Lorene Stone, 91; Hazel Young, 91; Martha Atchley, 94; Jim Cheatum, 92; and Virginia Bell 93.blog comments powered by Disqus