Sunday, March 21, 2010

Celebrating Life

The Posting content is wide and varied here at Timber Life...

Today, I will share about two ladies who have seen over a century of changes pass by in their daily lives.
Our family recently gathered in Maryville,Mo. to celebrate the 102nd Birthday of my Great Aunt Roberta. She is seated on the right, by the edge of the table. Seated beside her is her 104 year old sister, Great Aunt Ethel, who made the trip from North of Council Bluffs,IA on a very dreary start to the day.

My Mom's Aunt Roberta lived most of her life in and around the small town where she was born Northwest of Maryville. In the last few years she has had some physical ailments that have required a bit more attention to keep her going; she has joined some other folks in a local Care Center.

104 year old Great Aunt Ethel lived independently until last October. She has since moved into an Assisted Living arrangement where she can get help if there is something she can't get accomplished on her own. She still enjoys reading the news paper daily for herself.

It was good medicine to the heart to see them greet one another! Unsteady legs on the part of Great Aunt Roberta gave rise to a little nudge from willing hands.

There were 8 children, 5 girls and 3 boys, from the Union of Samuel Edgar Livengood and Pearl Edith Harvey Livengood. Most of the siblings made it into their 80's, still a long full life.

These two remaining centenarians are an inspiration to all of us young whipper snappers who have yet to learn a thing or two....;)

6 comments:

wanderingowloutside said...

That's quite an achievement! Great to see!

CDGardens said...

wanderingowloutside - Thanks! They are doing well and I should think next January and March we will be celebrating birthdays once again.

Mel said...

Simply beautiful! The celebration of life is something special. May they continue to have good health and be full of vigor.

CDGardens said...

Mel - Thank you...It was good to Celebrate with them.

Blessed said...

Now that is awesome! What a fun visit that would have been.

CDGardens said...

Blessed - It is totally awesome when family members are in good health and can celebrate birthdays after a 100 yrs. of age. Thanks!