Friends, relatives and local dignitaries met up at the Baptist Auditorium last Friday to form a parade. They drove by Lola Street’s residence with sirens blaring and horns honking.
Ms Street turned 100 on January 21st. She was born January 21, 1922. Back then you could mail a first class letter for a penny, maybe two. And a new Model T Ford costs only a few hundred bucks. To get a starter cost a few dollars more!
But last Friday was Lola Street’s day. It was chilly, so she sat in a car in the drive while the parade came by. Some brought presents. Mansfield Mayor John Mayweather, Sr, brought a petition declaring Lola Street day in the city. Her pastor, Tyrone Williams presented a plaque celebrating the centennial event.
Her daughter, Dorothy Williams told the Journal, “It’s blessed to know someone who turned 100.”
This reporter observed a bright twinkle in Ms Street’s eye. She laughed and talked with friends with a very clear voice. She told us she was enjoying the day. And there was a bit of jump in her step as she made it back into her home at the close of all that excitement. Oh, she promised to come to my 100th birthday also.
Pastor Williams summed it all up. He said, “We bless and thank you.”
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