Turning 100 is no longer a unique thing; it seems today that people are turning 100 by the 100s. This is a good thing!
And they are looking great as well. Just 5 years ago, Turning 100 was rare. Today, Turning 100 looks like 85; some even look like 75!
If Turning 100 is no longer necessarily unique, turning 100 with Broward County might be fantastic.
These particular centenarians, will remember the little things that happened with the beginning of a County’s existence; they will forever hold hands with their County as twin members of a particular 100-year old club. Attached to the memories of the years of their lives, there will also be sprinkles of the milestones in the developing of their homeland for those who have stayed and lived here the whole time; and even some who have left and come back. I suspect, those were the ones who arrived at the Broward County Commission on Tuesday, June 9th for a Centennial Citizen Celebration.
Twenty–eight Broward County individuals 100-years-old or more showed up to celebrate being a County Centurion, a Centennial Citizen, at a time when Broward County is brimming with pride and celebration about its 100th birthday.
And so too were these 28 individuals….brimming with pride.
To an overall crowd of nearly 200, they came in their fine outfits, their hats, smiles and glittering eyes; they came with their spouses and children and mostly their refinement and grace, for having lived 100 years, and for still going strong. They reminded us that Broward County might also be glittering and refined for having earned 100 years of life.
I saw one of the centurion gentleman on the elevator in the parking lot on his way home from the event; his wife held his hand with pride and protection. He said little, and not because he couldn’t. It seemed because he didn’t need it. The twinkle in his eye and the satisfied grin on his face, told everyone in the elevator the whole story. At 100, you can tell a whole story with the twinkle in your eye.