When I first met Bob Scott playing Pinochle some months ago, he said he was ninety-nine and three quarters years old. Meeting someone that old was a first.
Bob is a winter resident at Far Horizons Tucson Village. This past weekend was the birthday celebration for his 100th birthday. The celebration began with the Marine Corp color guard honoring Bob for his 20 plus years of service with the Marines. Family and park residents were there for cake and ice cream. It was vanilla ice cream -- Bob's favorite flavor.
Less than a month ago at a Pinochle game, some one asked Bob who was coming for his birthday celebration. He responded that his family and his kid brother would be attending. The obvious question was how old is your kid brother. He's only 93! Looks like longevity runs in the genes.
If I manage to make it to 100 years of age, I hope I am still capable of shuffling cards and playing Pinochle like Bob.