Lena @ 105!

My mother-in-law, Lena Jacobson, turned 105 today so I am “slipping in” this short posting. Here is a photo of Lena (in the purple top in her wheelchair), surrounded by family and a couple residents. She made the Channel 6 news tonite! I have never known anyone 105, so I feel privileged to be part of her family.

I wrote a short rhyme for the occasion:

Lena @ 105

by Ellen Sue Jacobson, daughter-in-law
(Second from left in black & white shirt)

Lena is our national treasure;

Her talents are legion, measure for measure.

She can cook & crochet and knit up a storm

With Afghans & sweaters to keep us warm.

She‘s sharp with puzzles, especially Cryptoquote.

She taught me how to do them, take note, take note!

The Phillies are her team, she watches them play,

And wears her Phillies button day after day.

She enjoys a good joke & a good meal.

Her paintings are lovely; she’s the “real deal.”

Hard work, she says, is the secret to longevity.

Obviously, at 105, she’s short on brevity.

We wish her well on this very special day

With lots of love & admiration: Hooray! Hooray!

 

Here’s the birthday table laden with ice cream cake and delicious mini-desserts from George Perrier’s bakery.

Note: I had already pre-scheduled a Profile for tomorrow, so you will get two postings in a row.

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