Cowart's Common Room
101 and going storong

Amazing early evening! We were bidden to a centenarian + 1 who wanted to give the church its Christmas present and us a drink.
When we arrived she had her radio on her knee and was listening to the news. She is very deaf but a hearing aid + high volume and she could hear perfectly.
First, G had to write out the cheque and she signed it. As she is fairly blind that was not easy, but achieved. Then he had to pour the drinks. She had her sherry, G his whiskey and me my gin. Then we are placed so that she can hear us. This entails turning towards whoever is speaking, so she is swinging back and forth.
The conversation runs on and she shows not the slightest hint of tiredness, despite the fact that her grandson had appeared for tea unexpectedly (from London). He can talk the hind leg off a donkey and apparently nearly had!
When we announce that it is time to go (at least an hour later!) she is most upset but gracious! She rises from the sofa with only the slightest effort to get herself up. She followed us to the back door and locked it behind us.
As I told her - if I am as good as she is at 101, when I am 91 I shall be very pleased!

Posted at 12th Dec 2007 - 09:31PM   Posted by Withy Brook   101 and going storong Comments: 6

Elizabethd's Avatar What an example.

Posted by: Elizabethd on 12th Dec 2007 at 09:32PM

Camilla's Avatar What an amazing lady Withy, I wonder what she puts her longevity down to, incredible.

I have to sit at the front of Church to hear the sermon, and as near to the warm heater as possible, it is freezing in our Church. I am sure it is the coldest one in England.!!


Posted by: Camilla on 12th Dec 2007 at 11:01PM

Cait's Avatar What an inspiration.

Posted by: Cait on 12th Dec 2007 at 11:02PM

I'm sure you will beVery Happy

Posted by: Bodran on 12th Dec 2007 at 11:07PM

Frances's Avatar Yes, it is wonderful to know really old folks who are able to do, say, think, and give what they are to younger folks.

The older that I get, the more I do appreciate people who are a few decades older than I am. I really love to talk with them and ask about their experiences.


Posted by: Frances on 13th Dec 2007 at 01:13AM

Milla's Avatar A great inspiration.

Posted by: Milla on 13th Dec 2007 at 12:30PM

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