You’ll often catch me uttering that old saying, “The days are long but the years are short.” It was said to me by a great lady after I had my first child, when I was complaining of the exhaustion of new motherhood. That great lady just turned 100 years old, and I had the pleasure of planning her grand birthday party.
Verna Jones is my husband’s grandmother. She’s a woman who’s traveled the world several times, and was married to the same man for 73 years. 73 years ! She’s witnessed our world change so dramatically over the past century. With a mind as sharp as a tack, she tells vivid stories of her childhood travels with her family. With that record, and all of her wisdom and insight, I often wondered why she was never on Oprah.
I met this wonderful lady when she was just a young thing, at age 85. She always treated me with the utmost kindness, and welcomed me into her family from day one. So today we threw her a great party to celebrate becoming a centenarian.