The year was 1919: World War 1 had just ended, Prohibition had just begun, Woodrow Wilson was President, the pop-up toaster and short-wave radios were invented, a loaf of bread cost a nickel…and baby Lois came into the world.
Our dear Resident, Lois, turned 101 years old last week, and although the celebration had to be different this year because of the pandemic, it was still a special day. She enjoyed cake and ice cream in her room, regal in her birthday tiara amidst the balloons and decorations, while the Sisters and activities staff serenaded her with “Happy Birthday.” But the best present of all was that she got to see her family, even if it was on the other side of the glass! Several generations gathered outside Lois’s window with signs, smiles, and well wishes to mark the occasion. Even across the distance, the love came through loud and clear.
A lot has changed since 1919, but one thing that has remained constant is the importance of family. We know Lois and her family are grateful for each other, and we feel lucky to have Lois as part of our Jeanne Jugan family too.