Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sundays In My City #23 - 100th!

Do you know Unknown Mami? She's hosts a great Sunday theme inviting YOU to get out and take pictures of your city and or Sunday to share with the rest of blogland. This is the 23rd time I've participated and I have to say, I've met some really great bloggers and seen parts of the world I might not otherwise ever have had the chance to experience. I highly recommend joining in. I think you'll be glad you did. Click HERE to see Unknown Mami's City today.


Sunday is a big day around here. Beloved Husband and I are going to a party-- A
100th birthday party for our dear friend SG.

I've had the great pleasure of helping SG, along with his daughter, plan his centennial gala for the past year. Every detail has been taken care of, family and friends from across the country have arrived and at 6pm sharp, the celebration will begin. To say SG is excited his big day has finally arrived is a gigantic understatement.

Even at 100, SG has been extremely hands-on with all the party planning. He's burned up the cell phone and his computer tracking details and coordinating logistics. Yes, he's an Internet-surfing, computer savvy wiz with all the latest electronic communications gadgets. Amazing, huh?

When SG and I were at a meeting on Wednesday for a charity we're both involved with, they surprised him with this cake....


He was as thrilled as a little kid and I was choked up with joy for him.

Tonight Beloved and I will "officially" say Happy 100th Birthday and cheer SG on along with 163 of his closest family and friends.

It's going to be a great, great celebration for an amazing man!

Have you ever wished someone a happy 100th birthday?
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna Jenkins
Photo Credit: Joanna Jenkins

64 comments:

  1. Amazing...100 years old and tech savvy! Wow what is his secret??? I hope it's a glass of red wine a night than I'm totally on track!! Have a wonderful time such a great milestone to be apart of. Happy Sunday JoAnna

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  2. How wonderful and I love the fact that this gentleman has stayed up with the times and uses all the latest technology.
    Have a great time tonight. :)

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  3. What a great time you will have! I think it's so cool that he is involved with the planning and uses all that technology. I have celebrated 100 years with a few people - one was actually 102! They were residents in the nursing home I work at, and not in quite as good of health as it sounds SG is.

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  4. I have never celebrated 100 with anyone. 93 and 96 I have! How exciting! And tech savvy too!?! Good for him! That is so cool! Enjoy the party and a Happy Birthday from me to him!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. What a blessing to live 100 and be so well and so loved by many.

    Happy 100th Birthday Mr Sherman. And have a great time Joanna and husband:)

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  6. Please ask his secret to longevity in both mind and body.

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  7. I have not had the pleasure of wishing anyone a happy 100th birthday! He has great genes!

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  8. no i dont think i have...wow, need to find out what he is doing so i can get busy adding some years on here. smiles.

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  9. No, I've never had the pleasure. Have a great time tonight! Happy 100, Sherman!

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  10. That's wonderful! My husband's Aunt was 104. She was still sharp as a tack.

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  11. 100! Oh my gosh. And it sounds as if he hasn't lost any of his zest for life. Internet surfing! At 100! I love it.

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  12. My friend's mother celebrated 104, but not in the good shape that your friend is in. He sounds amazing. Enjoy the party, Joanna.

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  13. I hope you have a great day, Joanna. My grandmother would have been 100 a fortnight ago - had she not passed away in 1986!

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  14. How wonderful that he is perky and savvy and raring to celebrate life!

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  15. I'll bet Sherman has some great stories to tell. Imagine all the things that have changed in his 100 years. How lucky you are to have such an amazing friend.

    I have not had the pleasure of wishing anyone a happy 100th birthday until now. Happy Birthday, Sherman!

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  16. Wow! 100th birthday and still perky and sharp. How fantastic!

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  17. Congrats SG on 100th and 163 good friend to share the day. Wow! Just found your blog and am now a follower. Thank you!

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  18. My Great-grandmother lived to 101. She wass delightful.

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  19. How wonderful!!! I hope you really enjoy the party tonight!

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  20. I think Sherman knows the way to stay young is to keep up with technology! Amazing! Happy birthday to a great guy and many more!! xoxo

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  21. I can't imagine being to a 100th birthday party! Best wishes and have a great time.

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  22. If I could be so blessed to have another 6 years with my grandfather then yess, I would wish someone 1oo!

    happy sunday!

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  23. I've never known anyone who lived to that wondrous age!! I am impressed that Sherman uses the computer. My mother who is 88 has never used one. My brother delivered one to her place over ten years ago and set it up for her and we both encouraged her to learn to email. She just would not! I hope the party is a blessing for Sherman and for all of you who are fortunate to know him.

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  24. That is so awesome! I love it! I have been working on my family tree since 1993 and I have found every relative I could to talk to. Not only the family part, but the living history part is incredible too! Big hugs to you all as you celebrate this wonderful day!

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  25. I've been to a couple of 100th birthday parties and they're great. Wishing him another 100 years :)

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  26. Wow thats just amazing! a big Happy Birthday..I hope I am able to reach that age and still be as sharp!

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  27. How exciting 100 years old!! No, I never have wished anyone Happy
    100th Birthday! Have a wonderful time,hope you will post pictures!

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  28. So wonderful, Joanna. You made me smile all over with this story. You're a good friend.

    Cheers,

    SLC

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  29. Wonderful. I have actually attended a 100th birthday party. A dear lovely lady called Zoe and she used to be a ballerina. I'll do a post about her one day. She danced for Sadlers Wells Ballet Company and she said a 'poofter' called Robert Helpman was the principal male dancer at the time. He was the child catcher later in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang film. She remembers an up and coming girl dancer called Margaret "Peggy" Hobbs who went on to be the famous Margot Fonteyn. Alas Zoe is no longer with us but she was full of it when she described how she used to be a signet in the famous Swan Lake Ballet. Hope you had a memorable day ~ Eddie x

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  30. Now THAT is truly something to celebrate! Congrats to your friend for reaching such a milestone. Happy Birthday SG!!

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  31. Wow, 100 years and still going strong! And all up on the latest gadgets too. He impresses me. I hope I'm that sharp when I hit the centennial mark. Happy Birthday Sherman.

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  32. What a fantastic, amazing day this is!

    Oh JJ, you know how I love my senior citizens and you've got yourself a special one

    God bless him!!!!!

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  33. Wow 100 years old that is so amazing and he's so tech savvy, how cool!! Hope you had a wonderful time at the party :0)

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  34. We were actually supposed to go to my aunt's 100th birthday party yesterday. She's the only one (so far)in the family to make it. Unfortunately, we had two feet of snow and they had to cancel. She's just going to have to keep on going if she wants a party. Sort of a carrot on a stick, no?

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  35. Yes, I have a Great grandmother who lived to 102, a great aunt and uncle who lived to 103 and 104. Maybe it'll run in the genes, hug???

    Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed Sunday!!!

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  36. Yeah, I have a great grandma who lived to be 103. They weren't really sure if it was 103 or 104 (and that's so weird that the blogger above me has written something so similar it's vewy, vewy weird) because she forgot and they never could round up a birth certificate for her from anywhere. But she's the only one. So far!

    Happy Centennial to Sherman!

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  37. That's really great!! Happy 100th!!

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  38. One of my great-great grandmothers lived to be 104 or 105; she died when I was 9. I've also met some 100+ aged people because my mom is a nurse in a retirement home. Some of them are sharp as a tack!

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  39. Thanks for stopping by today and saying Hi! The B-day cake looks yummy and I can only hope to get that far in this life! Do you suppose we could still blog?

    I look forward to following you!

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  40. That's just wonderful! It's a thrill to think about someone reaching 100 AND being so techno-savvy. Beautiful. :)

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  41. 100! That is really something to celebrate.

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  42. What an awesome age to get to!
    The oldest person I have known personally was my Father in Law, who was 93 when he passed away a year ago. Still a great age if ya ask me!

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  43. JJ, that is so cool!!! When I was a kid, our next door neighbor, we called her little grandma, lived to be 103. She was awesome!

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  44. wowzers, 100! i've wished happy 100th to two of my family members...oh the stories they could tell.
    i hope it was a good day!

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  45. Oh this is so fabulous, I am glad so many friends and family will be there. I have never known anyone to be 100, my Grandma was 93 and her sister92. It is exciting to here that he has stayed up with all the technologies, as some elderly won't have any part of it. Have a fabulous time. I wish him all the best.

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  46. oh what stories he'd have to tell!

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  47. What a wondreful story. Keeping active is the key to a good long life. It sounds like he had a special day with dear friends!

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  48. That is so incredible.
    Salutations from me too!!
    100 years and fully alive. With so many friends.
    What a truly fabulous way to live life.
    I'm inspired.

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  49. That is so incredible.
    Salutations from me too!!
    100 years and fully alive. With so many friends.
    What a truly fabulous way to live life.
    I'm inspired.

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  50. Wow! I can't even imagine how much Sherman has seen the world change in his lifetime. I'd love to sit and listen to him tell stories!

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  51. I do hope Sherman should share is secret. I hope you all party the night away. Hmmm... do you think he will do an interview here with you? xo

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  52. One hundred! That is amazing! Happy birthday!

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  53. Wow, 100 and surfs the internet! Amazing! Happy Birthday! :) Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  54. I have never known anyone 100 years old. It's wonderful that he's enjoying life, it wouldn't be any fun to be 100 if you are just biding time til your funeral!

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  55. Wow! that's wonderful!
    Here's a gift for you for this special day, come on over to my place, there's a giveaway going on. Enter to win a beautiful two-toned bracelet, just in time for the season http://climbreachachieve.blogspot.com

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  56. Happy 100th!!! How amazing. I have never actually shared a century mark with someone.

    Thanks for stopping by during my rough time. There is an award waiting for you on my blog. :-)

    Traci
    38andgrowing.blogspot.com

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  57. Happy 100th Birthday, Sherman! I hope you had a most memorable celebration!

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  58. I'm never had the honor of wishing anyone a happy 100th! What a great thing to do.

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  59. Sorry, I just checked your blog. How was the party? I am very curious because it isn't often to celebrate the 100th.

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  60. I don't even know anyone that is a hundred years old. I watch the Today show and they have every morning people a hundred and older, sponsored by Smuckers. Happy Birthday to SG and many more, seems like a spry old guy. That birthday cake sure is pretty. Have a nice day.

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  61. How wonderful and I love the fact that this gentleman has stayed up with the times and uses all the latest technology.

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