Celebrating 100 Years

PRIMERA — Little Sadie, 3, dashed about her grandmother’s house, blowing a noise maker as she darted past aunts, uncles and cousins.

The one person she didn’t have to dodge was her great-grandmother, Eloise Marie White, who sat quietly in a chair. White will turn 100 Tuesday, and her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren had traveled from as far as California to celebrate her centennial.

“It’s fantastic,” said White, who moved with her parents from Oklahoma to Weslaco when she was still a little girl.

“My life is still a bowl of cherries, with my friends, family and activities,” she said.

Her family organized a celebration in grand style, including a parade, with everyone converging on the home of White’s daughter Sharon Raye in Primera.

“I am thrilled,” Raye said. “It’s such an honor to be able to do this.”

Mayor Dave Kusch looked thoroughly delighted to be invited to the event.

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