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April 16, 2015

104 yr old Woman's first visit to Buena Creek Gardens!!

 While on a beautifully sunny day at Buena Creek Gardens, two lovely ladies came walking in...

 As I walked up to say "hello" and ask if it was their first time visiting, I was surprised to hear the ederly woman say it was her first time at the Gardens, and she was 104 years old!!!
 Her Grand-daughter Linda Ketcham, resides in San Diego, and picks her Grandma up to take her out for the day frequently...

 Amparo Ketcham was born in Mexico, and came into the United States at age 8. She has lived, and raised a family, and even out-lived family members in California ever since. 

 Now in a Senior living development where she has her own home and takes care of herself, Amparo uses a cane and sometimes a walker when alone she said... She is in great health and wonderful spirit. She loved a ceramic Parrot from the giftshop which she purchased for her own home. She loved all the variety of colors. She said she was surpised she hadn't been to the Gardens before and it was: "such a beautiful place."

 We had Tea and cookies with Amparo in "El Shakito" while Linda did some shopping...
Amparo talked about growing up and her Mom having the same antique Singer Sewing machine that is attached to its own table with the wheel...She talked about how she was raised and her secret to life. (A glass of Red Wine EVERY night and walking)...

We should all be truly thankful whenever we are in the presence of a Centurion!! 
The life they have lived, the history, the knowledge...it's truly amazing!!!

Thank You Linda for Bringing Amparo to the Buena Creek Gardens!!! Come again soon!!