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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happy 89th, Myrtle !

We've mentioned the Wiseman family in a few Blog entries.

Remember the circa 1922 photo of the Wiseman family in front of the old Knights of Pythias Hall? Myrtle was the baby in her father's arms.


The Wiseman family, in 1922, in front of the old Knights of Pythias Hall on Rt. 9 in New Gretna. (l-r)- Renard, Ethel, Olive, and John holding baby Myrtle(Photo courtesy of Myrtle Wiseman Falkinburg.)

We, again, posted Myrtle's photo with her sister, Ethel, now 98, the oldest living person born in New Gretna.


Myrtle Wiseman Falkinburg (l) and her older sister, Ethel.
(Photo courtesy of Myrtle Wiseman Falkinburg.)

Well, she's back. This afternoon we celebrated Myrtle Wiseman Falkinburg's 89th birthday (She was born January 20, 1920.) at the New Gretna Post Office where Myrtle works part time as a cleaning lady. Wow, 89 years old and sharp as a tack! Seems Myrtle is enjoying the good genes she inherited from the Wiseman family. 

Post Mistress Michele presented Myrtle with a cake which was enjoyed by those lucky patrons who happened to be picking up their mail at the time of the festive occasion.


Myrtle blowing out the candles with the assistance of Post Mistress Michele. (January 27, 2009 photo by Pete Stemmer.)

"Now, let's see . . . How can I end up with the biggest piece?"
(January 27, 2009 photo by Pete Stemmer.)

Some lucky Post Office patrons enjoyed having cake with Myrtle.
(January 27, 2009 photo by Pete Stemmer.)

But no one enjoyed the cake more than Post Mistress Michele.
(January 27, 2009 photo by Pete Stemmer.)

Oh, and one thing you should know about Myrtle working at the Post Office .   .   . Don't sass her when she's holding a mop.

Pete S

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, Myrtle. Sorry that I wasn't there to have a slice of that beautiful cake.
    Elaine M

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