Residents at a local nursing home interrupted their holiday music to sing a round of Happy Birthday today.
Brookdale Vestal East held a party for 102 year-old Emmaline Kelly.
Kelly was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada and came to the New York City area as a nanny at age 18.
Kelly enjoys crocheting and her daughter Cathy says she was excellent at sewing and baking and always liked taking walks.
Of course, I asked Emmaline what advice she’d have for others on how to live so long.
102 Year-Old Emmaline Kelly says, “I have no idea. I just take one day at a time. And I never worry about yesterday or tomorrow.”
Now, lest we be accused of fake news, I must report that according to daughter Cathy, Emmaline’s birthday is actually December 5th, but the authorities in Newfoundland did not register her birth certificate until December 12th making today the day she celebrates as her birthday.