This one is easy! My Great-Aunt Helen Ragsdale, of Greenville, South Carolina, lived to be 105 years old. I met her not long after I was born, and we were fast friends for 40 years...aunt/niece, traveling companions, lunch buddies. You name it. We covered it.
Aunt Helen was born in Fairfield County, South Carolina and received her early schooling there. She was graduated from Greenville Woman's College (part of what is Furman University today) in 1911...at the young age of 17 (going on 18), and she was a school teacher and principal for almost fifty years after that. Her children, although she never married and had any of her own, visited her until the day she died. She was a beloved, influential woman of great strength...right up to the end.
And although loved by many, she was a stickler for good behavior and proper manners. Always. No exceptions. In this family video we are celebrating Elizabeth's 4th birthday and Helen's 102nd...but an etiquette adjustment was called for and delivered as the cake was "enjoyed."
I miss her every day.