At 100 years old, Lucille Montgomery does not look the part. And, according to her daughter, Wilma Mitchell, ” . . . she (Lucille) is sharp as a tack.” Lucille’s family abounds. She has four children, nine grandchildren, 20 great-grand children, and as of September 30, one brand new great-great granddaughter, Lucy Lynn Houston. I found Wilma Mitchell’s observations regarding her mother’s acuity to be correct. Lucille must eat razor soup on a regular basis. She accepted stardom well Friday, October 1, 2010 during her 100th birthday party at Whispering Knoll Assisted Living in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where she is a resident.
This story had a bang-up beginning on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer. Click here to go there and see more pictures of Lucille and her family. We’ll patiently wait here.
There was no small list of well wishers and/or their designated representatives, including the president and first lady of the United States who sent their best wishes to Lucille. Other congratulatory proclamations and messages were send by Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor; Congressman Mike Ross; Jefferson County Judge, Mike Holcomb; Carl Redus, Mayor of Pine Bluff, and last but not least, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California. Lucille’s granddaughter, Tammy Greer from Moore Park California pulled that one off with aplomb.
With all of the attendant hoopla and fuss of a 100th birthday, Lucille Montgomery remained her demure and dignified self. She obviously enjoyed the company, particularly the presence of her family. She kept her cool and gave us all a good lesson on how to be 100 years old with grace and dignity. Chances are good that not many of us will use this lesson in actuality, so we have this rare opportunity to see how it is done properly. In parlance not of her times, she is way cool.
Each week, we shoot more “keeper” pictures than we can use, so we create a special pictures gallery with all of the shots we use plus those keepers we didn’t publish. The pictures are bigger and look cool. Click here to go there!
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