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Memorable Milestones June 25, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Nature, People, Travel & Leisure.

In the past few weeks, we’ve attended a 100th birthday party for a Centenarian and a 60th Anniversary celebration.

You heard me ~> 100!

Jack lived in Princeton before moving to FL.  He lives at the end of our street and is rather amazing ~> still driving, lives alone, dresses with care, has a cocktail every evening, and . . . he’s capable of carrying on a conversation with all his marbles firmly in place.

May we all be so lucky!

At the anniversary celebration, guests (including Betty & Eileen ~ our “roommates” during Hurricane Irma) were given centerpieces to take home.


Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Kate Crimmins - June 25, 2018

Living long is only good if you have all or most of your marbles!

nrhatch - June 25, 2018

I want my marbles AND at least a modicum of mobility.

Kate Crimmins - June 25, 2018

Oh yes, mobility is a must! I’ll trade half my marbles for some good legs.

nrhatch - June 26, 2018

Me too! I love the autonomy of being able to stand, walk, and dance around unassisted!

2. Jill Weatherholt - June 25, 2018

Go Jack! I love to hear stories like his. Thanks for sharing, Nancy.

nrhatch - June 25, 2018

He seemed pleased as punch to be celebrating his birth day for the 100th time.

3. L. Marie - June 25, 2018

Jack is blessed indeed with a good life and friends.

nrhatch - June 25, 2018

He also enjoyed having his extended family in attendance ~ about 18 of them anyway.

4. Tippy Gnu - June 25, 2018

So, does he attribute his longevity to nature or nurture? DNA or cocktails?

nrhatch - June 25, 2018

Definitely the Manhattans. 😀

5. Val Boyko - June 25, 2018

Marbles, mobility, moderation and finding my middle ground …. hoping this will see me through!

nrhatch - June 26, 2018

Yes! With a few good memories tossed into the mix.

6. Ally Bean - June 26, 2018

You’re lucky to have had the experience of going to a 100th birthday party. I have been to one and like your birthday boy, the birthday girl at the one I attended was with it and vibrant. Inspiring and fun, it was.

nrhatch - June 26, 2018

Here’s to living well . . . however long we live! 😀

7. Debra - June 27, 2018

Thank you for sharing Jack with us, Nancy. What a beacon of hope. 🙂 Wow!

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

Just toss back a Manhattan every day (two on special occasions), keep a smile on your face, and you’ll be all set! 😀

Debra - June 27, 2018

I like that encouragement! 🙂

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

It’s the same RX that George Burns followed. 😀

8. Joanne Sisco - June 27, 2018

100! Wow. He’s obviously been doing something right 🙂

nrhatch - June 27, 2018

He biked until his mid-90’s ~> Keep going, girl! 😀

Joanne Sisco - June 28, 2018

Obviously he didn’t fall off his bike as often as I do 😉

nrhatch - June 28, 2018

He might not have biked 78 miles in 4 days either! You rocked it with your latest trip.

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