100 year old Mother at Mother’s day Brunch
May 9, 2012
The Dutch Village Inn will be hosting a reservation only,
Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch,
Sunday May 13th.
In attendance this year will be Opal Moore who is 100 years old .
She was born near Grafton WV, and is closer to being 101, than 100, as her birthday is in September.
- One daughter Virginia (deceased).
- Virginia had 5 children – Michael, Marsha, Kathy, Christine, Scott. The 4 children still living all reside in the Alliance/Canton/Akron area.
- 7 great-grandchildren – Aaron, Emily, Ashley, Nick, Travis, Jeremy, Patrick
- 7 gr-great grandchildren
- Loves breads but in moderation “I have to watch my weight”. Also fond of all kinds of beans.
- Town where born no longer exists but grew up in the Tunnelton WV area
- Living in her own apartment at Stone Crossing Care Center in Canton. Also lived independently for several years at the Canton Regency.
One of 7 girls, the only one still living today. Her father was a blacksmith & took care of mules used in the WV mines. Married at 17 years of age. Early (married) years she lived in WV, PA, Maryland, Ohio – husband George worked for railroad at that time. Settled in Carrollton OH, raised her family on a farm. Was always a homemaker, cared for others including in-laws for many years. Gardening, cooking, canning, raised chickens, bought/sold antiques, shoveled coal in the furnace. In the late 70’s the family moved to Moultrie GA. Following the death of her husband, daughter & grandson, Opal returned to Canton area in 2001 to be near her grandchildren. Today she enjoys playing cards, bingo, reading the newspaper, and her family. Walks every day, doesn’t use a cane or walker. Excellent health, never more than 1 day in the hospital, never any broken bones or surgeries. Philosophy would be “everything in moderation”.
We are honored that her family from Akron chose us as the place to celebrate this Mother’s Day.
Here is a little Mother’s day Trivia:
The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.
The current mother’s day was created by Anna Jarvis in Grafton WV in 1908 and Woodrow Wilson made it an official national holiday in 1914. ( Our Special Mother’s day guest Opal, from the same area, has been here long enough to have celebrated all of those Mother’s Days. )
by Jacqueline Smith