Kate Meckler And My 102 Year Old Grandmother

I have the most amazing grandmother. She lives in Sarasota, Florida and is in her 102nd year! She was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1915. She had three brothers and a sister. Her sister is 97, and one brother 95 survive. Another brother passed away recently at 98. My grandmother’s mother lived to be 95. My grandmother was driving a car until 100 and played golf several times a week until 94. Her mind is very sharp. She completes the New York Times crossword puzzle everyday and completes the puzzle using a pen!!!  In addition she plays Bridge twice a week and Mah Jong weekly.   It is a great inspiration to visit her several times a year in Sarasota.  She uses a computer, but counts mostly on her memory to remember to send birthday cards not only to me and my siblings, but also many great grandchildren.   And her is an amazing fact.  My grandmother smoked four packs of cigarettes a day until she was  50 years old!  She credits her longevity to walking 5 miles a day from the time she was 45 until 90.  I guess I should start walking!?