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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy 100th Birthday to Ms. Greer Kincaid

After church today, several of us from the church went to a birthday party for a sweet woman. Ms Kincaid will be 100 yrs old. In an era when most women didn't work outside the home, Ms Kincaid helped her husband run a store, and she was nurse for the schools. Ms Kincaid loves flowers and always grew them in her yard but several years back she asked her son to not wait until she had passed but to give her flowers now and he has made her yard alive with flowers. Its a bower of all colors and scents. Up until just a few years ago she was still canning from her garden. Wherever she saw a need, she provided, whether it be shoes, clothes, food and just a kind word. She furnished fresh flowers for her church's weekly services during gardening season and she canned grape juice for their communion services. We would drive by and see her working in her garden and she would be wearing a bonnet from times past. She was in her 80's and still walked several miles daily. She suffers from glaucoma and she told me the dr said that walking was what had kept her eyes going for as long as they had.





Her cake was amazing. The flowers were from marzipan I believe. They looked just like real flowers. I saved the daffodil I was given.





This is the little country store run by Charlie and Greer Kincaid for many many years. Their house was right behind the store.

2 comments:

Don said...

It has been our great pleasure to visit with Greer Kincaid, an amazing and wonderful lady. We know several of her Kincaid kin and invariably one of them would say "I saw Greer working in her garden today' in an email. We talked on the phone with her last year and her memory amazed me.

Happy Birthday to Greer!

Don & Pat Kincaid, Eastland, TX

Don said...

It has been our great pleasure to visit with Greer Kincaid, an amazing and wonderful lady. We know several of her Kincaid kin and invariably one of them would say "I saw Greer working in her garden today' in an email. We talked on the phone with her last year and her memory amazed me.

Happy Birthday to Greer!

Don & Pat Kincaid, Eastland, TX

 
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