The first question many people ask George…To what do you attribute to your long life? With a twinkle in his eye he remarks, “I married a good woman, I have a wonderful daughter and have had wonderful friends throughout the years. Oh, I didn’t drink or smoke!” George turned 100 years young on March 22nd.
Talking with George is like embracing a fantastic history lesson. As did many young men in 1935, he joined the Marines. He faithfully sent funds home to support his widowed mother. While serving in Iceland, he stood at attention with his fellow Marines as Winston Churchill addressed the troops just prior to the United States joining the war.
At the age of 97, his daughter, Barbara, thought George could use some additional assistance, although he was still doing quite well on his own. Barbara moved back with George in the home where she was raised. She continues to work in Orange County and that’s where Meals on Wheels comes to the rescue. Barbara knows she has no worries. “We are grateful to have the volunteers not only deliver the meals but check in to have a conversation.” George feels fortunate and happy to be able to stay in his home….as he said, “Home is where I want to be.”