I went to the 100th birthday of a friend, Edna Zelan. I was a
delight to see such an alert, erect, ambulatory and with it woman of
such an advanced age. The party was attended by about 100 people
from all the areas she touched in her long life. There were local
politicians, a school board member, community members and friends and
family. She was an active member of CLASP, a day care facility where
she not only sat on the board but also volunteered in the classroom
helping with the children. She was also an active volunteer in North
Shore Hospital providing comfort to patients.
Edna received commendations from state and local officials including Governor Spitzer, Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer.
I look forward to her next birthday, 101.