I received this image of women called Aunt Vo who is alleged to be 100 years old and aging gracefully. By now this image has circulated on the cyberspace but heck it makes for good fodder if it is not fact. I hope I can look this good without the help of plastic surgery, botox and any type of injection that would melt the wrinkles away….she clearly looks like she is having a blast with her life! I was just about to give in to that bottle of black dye….I think I will wait a day or two before I pour it on my gray strands…LOL really loud in Maryland!
This past weekend I had the pleasure and honor of being the Mistress of Ceremonies to celebrate the 100th birthday of Vorese Fisher. This awesome woman of God is the only remaining family member and aunt of my dear friend Tracy Kennedy. She is affectionately known to many of us as “Aunt Vo.” Tracy had a photo shoot for Aunt Vo a few days before her 100th birthday. Oh yes, she is 100 years young!
Aunt Vo gets her rest. She loves the Perry Mason TV show. She cooks delicious homemade rolls. She is still mobile and enjoying riding her stationery exercise bike to stay healthy. This woman of tremendous poise, grace, beauty and still in her “right mind” is the first centenarian that I have personally known and grew to love, admire and respect. I asked Aunt Vo what was her secret to longevity. She said, “Jesus in the morning. Jesus in the afternoon and Jesus at night kept me in peace.” Aunt Vo revealed her secret for health is simply moderation. Nothing overdone…nothing overdone. Aunt Vo retired from being in sales at the Bullocks Wilshire store in 1975. She is an avid reader. She learned how to endure the struggles and hardships of being a woman of color and so happy to have lived to to receive White House birthday greetings from President and Michelle Obama.