Three years ago, my family had the pleasure meeting one of those gray haired elderly people, at a senior home in Florida where my Grandparents held a Bible sing along. This certain lady was affectionately called Granny.
Granny was, at that time 110!! She was a very sweet lady who loved the Lord and came whenever she was able, to the services my grandparents held there. Despite her age, she still used a walker then and insisted on getting out of her chair herself, saying that "she was a big girl.."
Through the years we have thought and prayed for her, and every time her Birthday came around we would send an e-mail to Grandpa and Grandma, asking them to say Happy Birthday to her for us. Just last year, Granny had been moved to the Oaks, a nursing home, being unable to care for herself. This year just after her 113th birthday in April, our grandparents sent us an article that had been in their newspaper about her. It was very interesting, and informed us that at one time no one had known how old she really was, until her granddaughter Marie Daniels found a fishing license of hers that recorded her age.
Granny (Roxene Riggs) is a Christian and has a love of reading, especially the Bible and other Christian literature and magazines. Mrs. Daniels said that "she (Granny) has always been a very caring person… very humble, and always appreciative of anything anyone does for her." Some of Granny's favorite sayings are, "keep on keeping on", "I want to be ready when the Lord calls", and "Do what you can when you can."
As you can see Granny is of a persevering character, and my whole family has been blessed by her.