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Phrases of Knowledge from a Lady on her 103rd Birthday | Chaz’s Journal

Of the eleven or so of us Crane Cougars who keep in contact, three are lucky to have their moms nonetheless with them. (However sadly, males do not often stay as lengthy, and all of our fathers are deceased.) Katherine Department, whose mom Mrs Katherine Williams is 98, says she and her household love caring for her. “We’re paying her again for all she has finished for us.” Isabella Levi’s mom, Mrs Lucille Ferrell, is 97, and in our textual content thread we at all times converse of all the older kin as if they’re our personal. 

L-R Mrs Stovall, her daughter Joshlyn, and Crane Cougars Inez Reed and Deaconess Linda Brown Reid.

“It is a true blessing to be right here right this moment celebrating Mom’s 103rd birthday,” mentioned Joshlyn. “We by no means knew from each day what to anticipate when she was within the hospital, apart from one factor, she was decided to make it to this celebration!” Laughing hardily, Joshlyn mentioned that there wasn’t in the future that glided by that her mom did not ask about some element of the celebration, whether or not it was in regards to the caterers, the decorations or the invites. “When she received sick, she did not need us to know as a result of she thought we’d cancel her celebration. And when she lastly received out of the hospital, the very first thing she mentioned is ‘Do not put any salt in my meals. I need to keep wholesome.'”

After I interviewed Mrs. Stovall a pair years in the past, her phrases of knowledge had been, “Stay life a day at a time.” Yesterday, as she sat between her brother, Jeffrey Davis, who’s 95 years previous, and her “Child Sister,” Eula Davis, who’s 83 years previous, (her brother Herman Davis, who’s 87 years previous, had not but made it to the celebration), she had one agency piece of recommendation for me: “Household is love!” Apart from Joshlyn, she was additionally surrounded by her youngsters Alfreda Williams, Jacinto Dortch, Alonzo Stovall, Barbara Stovall Carter and Rodney Stovall, and by assorted grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews and in-laws. Good genes clearly run of their household. Jeffrey and his spouse Dorothy drove all the way in which from Cellular, Alabama, to Chicago to be able to attend the celebration.

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