Local woman celebrates 103rd birthday
BATON ROUGE- It's a special week for one Baton Rouge resident who is making a ten-decade milestone. Plenty of pictures cover Ena Gordon's home, they help tell the story of her life: all 102 years.
"I never dreamed I'd be this old," Gordon told WBRZ.
Today is her 103rd birthday. But that doesn't stop her from doing day-to-day activities.
"I do everything I ever did. Drive my car, clean my house, cook. Do this, do that. I'm perfectly okay," she says.
She's seen a lot in her day, and recalls getting married in 1937.
"We dated for ten months and then were married." She even remembers when they met. "On a blind date," Gordon said laughing.
She's seen the world change before her eyes, but hasn't changed with all of it.
"I didn't adapt to a lot of things, I still believe what I believe."
So let's go back to February 24, 1915. The typical price of a home was $3,200. A car? $2,000. And gas was fifteen cents per gallon.
Now, in 2018, Gordon attributes her longevity to surrounding herself with her two children, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Another year in an extraordinary life, the birthday girl is still going strong more than a century later. But she's not looking forward to 104 just yet.
"I live it day by day. God's been good to me all these years. I don't plan on anything. I take it as it comes," she says.
Gordon's birthday plans include going to dinner with friends at her favorite seafood restaurant.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Restaurants facing broken food supply chains due pandemic
Driver shot during Iberville police chase was fleeing law enforcement with his...
Turnout remains low at federally-backed mass vaccination sites
Cryptocurrency making a wave in Baton Rouge, lawmakers hope to create rules...
Louisiana governor urges feds to resume offshore leases in months
LSU pitcher Matt Beck gets his moment at the plate
Brusly baseball needs extra innings to win regional series with Jennings.
Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks talks about coaching search
Drew Brees and Sean Payton enjoy the Zurich Classic
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76