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|RHPL Mighty 100 Club|
We invite customers 100 years or older to contact the library and join the RHPL Mighty 100 Club. This club salutes customers who at 100 years of age or older remain actively engaged in reading. Members will be honored with a commemorative pin and certificate along with the opportunity to share their library stories. The Outreach Services staff would love to hear from library customers who meet the age requirement and would like to become members of the RHPL Mighty 100 Club. Please call 248-650-7150 for more information or to join.
Local resident Doris Hollister is the newest member of the RHPL Mighty 100 Club. Doris was born in Connecticut and met her husband at Cornell where she studied to be a teacher. She worked at a one room school before having three children. Doris fondly remembers her first ride in an automobile, on a dirt road. The vehicle went so slow she wondered what all the fuss was about – it was not any faster than walking! Her hobbies in life have included needlework, gardening and reading. She is well known for her lemon meringue pie. She credits her long life to a good education and a great marriage. It is an honor to recognize Doris Hollister in our Mighty 100 Club.
Jean Yeyna was born in Pittsburg, PA, on Halloween in 1907. Her parents moved to Detroit for job opportunities and Jean stayed behind for a time, as she was then a secretary for Westinghouse. When it became clear to her that she couldn't save any money due to rent payments, she decided she needed to join her parents in Michigan. She met and married her husband after relocating. They lived in Detroit for a time but later moved to St. Clair Shores where they lived for fifty years. Jean is currently living at American House Elmwood where she is just around the corner from her son Bill and his wife. Jean has maintained her sense of humor and told me several quite repeatable jokes during our chat. She now suffers from macular degeneration and hearing loss, but was an avid reader before losing her vision. She preferred best sellers and rattled off the names of several bestselling authors including Danielle Steel and Nora Roberts. When I asked her if she had any thoughts on what contributed to her longevity she mentioned that she never drank or smoked but knew other people who did both and still lived a long life, so mostly she believes it is random.