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A Big Birthday

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Some of you may remember a post I did about my mother-in-law, Myrtle, about a year and a half ago telling about her amazing walking achievements. In her 90s, she still walks about three miles a day and does all the  exercise programs available in her retirement home. To read the post, in case you missed it or want to refresh your memory, here is the link:

https://wordsfromanneli.com/2016/07/29/walk-across-canada/

Today, Myrtle is 96 years old and still going strong. She knows that the secret to staying young is to keep moving.

Here is a photo of her outside her residence door just before Christmas 2017. I think she looks great.

Happy birthday, Myrtle.

96 years young today.

 

 

 

 

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72 thoughts on “A Big Birthday

  1. She looks much younger than her chronological age. Give my Happy Birthday to her!

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  2. She is AMAZING! Happy Birthday, Myrtle!

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  3. Happy Birthday Mom. We are all so impressed with how well you take care of every aspect of your life! Much love and many hugs across the miles today. XXXXXXXXXX

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  4. Good things come to good people 🙂
    Cheers !

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  5. What an inspiration she is! Give her my good wishes for her birthday,and for every day.

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  6. She looks wonderful. I wish her many more Happy Birthdays!

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  7. Congratulations, both you and her so lucky!

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  8. Wow! I’m considerably younger than Myrtle and most days I can’t get my butt out the door to walk even one mile. Okay, it’s winter here, but Myrtle sounds like that doesn’t stop her. She’s an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this!

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  9. Wish Myrtle a Happy Birthday from me. She is an inspiration.

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  10. My best of wishes to her… 96 wow… my Mom died last year at 93, and when I think of her abilities and your M-in-L there is no way I will be able to do what they did and do at 80, forget the 90s

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  11. I really admire your mother in law – she is just great- happy birthday Mrs. Myrtle! And many many more!!!

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  12. She’s an amazing woman indeed! Happy Birthday Myrtle!

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  13. Can you keep up with her? She’s incredible! Happy Birthday Myrtle. And many more.

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  14. Oh my! What an inspiration…she looks terrific, Anneli. I’m so happy you shared this. Happy Birthday to Myrtle! Wishing her many more miles of walking.

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  15. She looks really good. Keeping slim is another plus, I’m sure.

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  16. She looks AMAZING! Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom-in-law. I’d write more, but I better get going and take a walk!!

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  17. She is so pretty Anneli; one can see her joyful attention to the world around her and what fun she has…I am sure that her birthday captured the zest she gives to live each day to its fullest…and yes, I’m about to go walking too!….Jan xoxo

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    • Thanks for checking in from Mexico, Jan. Myrtle will be thrilled to see that people from all over the world are wishing her well. The Internet is still an amazement to her (to me too, actually). BTW, she read Marlie and loved the cover too. Your painting is so, so special.

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  18. Hey there…I did send a comment but I don’t think it made it to you…she is so pretty Anneli…she knows where life is at that’s for sure…big hugs and Happy Birthday! says Jan as she sets about to put on her runners…oxoxxoxo

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  19. Myrtle looks the same to me today, as she did so many years ago when I first met her. Still vivacious, glowing, and so pretty! I would say that her good health and longevity have more to do with taking good care of herself, rather than luck. 🙂 Such a kind and sweet lady. ❤

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  20. Marvellous Myrtle – happy birthday !

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  21. 96! She looks fabulous. “Keep Moving” is wonderful advice. Happy Birthday to Myrtle. 🙂

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  22. Please tell her “Happy Birthday!” for me!

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  23. Wow. She looks fantastic. What an inspiration. Happy Birthday Myrtle. God Bless.

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  24. Wow. 96? Ich bin beeindruckt. Sie sieht viel jünger aus. Wundervoll!
    Herzlichen Glückwunsch. ❤

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  25. I am inspired by Myrtle’s vigorous approach to life and her zest for living. Thank you for this inspiration today, Anneli. And my best to Myrtle.

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  26. She looks so happy and healthy – Happy Birthday!

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  27. What an inspiring person! Hope she had a great birthday!

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  28. That is fantastic! That tree is so huge!

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  29. A very Happy Birthday, Myrtle! You look absolutely amazing, no way your age.
    Keep moving and stay happy and healthy. All the best! x

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  30. This is so great! Thanks for sharing ☺️

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  31. Happy birthday, Myrtle!
    Wow, she really looks great and it sounds like her mind is still doing well! 🎂 🎈 🎁
    Congratulations to Captain and you, a loving daughter in law. 💞

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  32. What signals do we notice that make an old person seem young, as Myrtle does? For me, an upright open posture is top. Her posture is splendid. Walking and moving are essential as she says. I wonder: is Myrtle a dancer? Anyway I wished her the best of birthdays.

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