Bio: Welgos, Ella – 100th Birthday (28 Dec 2021)
Transcriber: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Welgos

----Source: THORP COURIER 22 Dec 2021

On Tuesday, December 28th, Ella Welgos will become a member of one the world's most exclusive clubs, the centenarian club. She will join the .02 percent of Americans who live 100 or more years. Ella, whose typical day is spent reading, playing solitaire on the computer and gathering with her girlfriends to play cards says that her secret to longevity is drinking Ginseng tea, and lots of stretching and walking.

Ella tells us that earlier in her youth when she was 75 to 95 years old, she would swim a lot. She says that using your arms and legs sure helped to burn up a lot of energy. When asked what the greatest invention in her lifetime was, she said it had to be having electric lights in every room so you didn't have to carry a lantern from room to room. We asked Ella what is the one piece of advice that you would i give to young people today and she responded that it would be to listen to I
your parents, they have been on this earth longer than you have and they care about you. Also, read as much as you can, it also helps to say the words out loud for better retention.

For Ella whose earliest memory is having to kneel down and say her prayers before bed, she says the greatest advice she would give her younger self would be to set goals, work hard and don't give up. That is certainly great advice for us all. So, what does a woman who has lived a century want for her birthday? Ella says although impossible, it would be to know the things she knows now, but when she was younger.

Happy 100th Birthday Ella from all of us at the Thorp Courier.
 

 

 


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