Thursday, 8 May 2008
Jackson resident celebrates 101st birthday with party
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Freda Martin, 101, recently celebrated her birthday at Jackson Senior Center, where an Elvis Presley impersonator visited her. (Submitted photo)
More than 225 guests attended Freda Martin's 101st birthday celebration, hosted by Karen and Rick Wooley of Orange, Calif., Martin's youngest daughter and son-in-law.
Guests included Martin's daughters, Wanda Schweer, Doris Grebe, Ella Dee Keith and Shirley Adams, all of Jackson; her sisters, Effie Riehn and Hazel Henson; and most of her 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and friends and neighbors.
Colorful leis, butterfly decorations to go with the theme, "How Time Flies," old-time tunes on the piano as well as a sound system and bingo were all part of the activities.
Flashing lights and the sound of a whistle prepared guests for the arrival of Elvis Presley, impersonated by Jerry Ayers, who, after singing numerous old favorites, dedicated "Love Me Tender" to Martin. He presented a bouquet of red carnations and a signature blue scarf to Martin at the end of his performance.
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