|Birthday party at the Kansas Masonic Home for Gladys Bever.|
Today I had the good fortune of attending a birthday party for Gladys Bever. At 103 years old, she remains fairly active. She only just recently started using a walker. She's still very sharp. Her memory rivals that of people decades younger than she.
|Gladys Bever, 103.|
Gladys enjoys reading books, primarily devotional literature. She's one for whom the phrase "all that clean living" really applies while some other centenarians can hold onto some unhealthy habits. She focuses on the positive and shuns things that are contentious or frivolous.
I enjoy visiting with her each week. She tells me about many of her life adventures. We loan each other books.
She was born Gladys Oakley at home on July 30, 1910 in Yuba County near Marysville, California. Gladys married H. Cecil Bever, who worked for decades as a preacher.
Gladys has performed hundreds of hours of church service in various states in the US and went on some service trips abroad, too. She has been an attentive mother for decades as well.