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Thelma, now and then.


Thelma, now and then.

“The people are nice here, always smiling,” grinned Thelma McCain Weeks. Thelma will turn 100 years old on Monday, Jan. 30, and will be honored with a cake, surrounded by family and friends, that day at 3 p.m., at Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation. She has lived at GHR for the past two years.

Thelma was born in Lincoln, Illinois, and moved to Harpster with her family in 1952. She raised six children and also found time to produce a large garden and sell eggs and cream.

One of her favorite things to do during her day at GHR is play Bingo.

“I don’t always win, but I did win at pool –that was my game,” her eyes shone.

Thelma used to play pool around town and she has two trophies proving her shark-like skills, she laughed.

Son Mark and daughter-in-law, Ann, said she gets excellent care at GHR and agree the employees are friendly and caring.

“Mom knows everyone here by name,” Mark said. “It always surprises me, he laughed. “My own memory isn’t that good!”

Weeks has six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

For her birthday, Weeks doesn’t have too many expectations.

“Just to be here,” she laughed.

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