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Sunday, February 11, 2007

99th Birthday

Happy Birthday Dicky!

Photo by Catherine Schirmer Hill

I'd like to wish a very happy birthday to my great aunt, Mrs. Frances H. (Dicky) Schirmer, who turns 99 today. Dicky still lives alone in her own house, drove a car until a few months ago, takes care of her own garden, does most of her own shopping and cooking, and reads People magazine to keep up with the names the younger people are talking about. Last I heard, she was still going to exercise classes every week. She is a remarkable woman who was a good athlete in her youth and rowed every day until she was in her 80s. She was a devoted wife to her late husband, has numerous great-grandchildren and is surrounded by family every summer at her home in Michigan.

Dicky, wishing you the best on your 99th birthday, with love and fond regards!



Blogger Ernest Theisen said...

Congratulations Mrs Schirmer and Happy 99th Birthday. From the Theisens

2:17 PM  
Blogger Peter Smith said...

Happy birthday and many more!

2:33 PM  
Blogger m. said...

My 93-year-old grandmother volunteers for some organization where she drives around her somewhat younger peers to their doctor appointments and to the grocery store.

Every year, the volunteer coordinator asks to see her license. Every year, my grandmother show it to them with her thumb over her age.

Happy birthday to Mrs. Schirmer.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Andy Smith said...

You sense dignity and pride even in the photo.

Nice post.


6:31 PM  
Blogger Billie said...

You've got good genes in the family. Happy Birthday to Mrs. Schirmer.

8:46 AM  

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