Mary Robinson, born Dec. 11, 1913, during the Woodrow Wilson administration, commemorated her 100th birthday with almost a week of celebrations.
On Dec. 7 her church, Messiah Lutheran, where she has been a member since 1942, gave her a luncheon. The next day children and grandchildren threw a party attended by family and friends, and on her actual birthday, she was treated to dinner out.
The oldest of six children born to William Alexander and Amanda Catherine Lentz Brady, she is the only surviving sibling. She married E. Glenn “Pete” Robinson in 1938. In addition to two children, Wanda Gilland (Bill) of Salisbury and Glenda Franklin (Jerry) of Carrollton, Va., she also has three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson expected soon.
Mary still attends church regularly, goes out to breakfast about three days a week, and still drove herself until the middle of her 98th year.
When asked to what she attributed her many years, she usually replies, “Trying to live right and treat people right.” She’s now looking forward to 101.
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