Nancy Lawrence celebrates 100 years
At the annual meeting, we also took the time to celebrate one of our own turning 100. Nancy turned 100 years young on Oct 3, 2021. The team had a cake for her, sang happy birthday to her and presented her with a bouquet of roses. Before COVID, Nancy would drive herself in her pristine white Lincoln town car to participate in our food distribution in Knightsen. For her safety and health, she's made the wise choice to limit exposure and stay home.
She's a life long resident of the Bay Area. Growing up in San Francisco she would play tennis at Golden Gate Park. On one occasion, they needed a women for mixed doubles. Turns out that on the other side of the net she was playing against Bing Crosby. At one time, her sister was rated #2 in the nation. Back then, there was no professional women's tennis and players could not accept money or they would be banned from playing in tournaments.
"I feel very good for my age, really, so I'm very fortunate. God has been good" when interviewed by the local press. When asked what wisdom she would impart on the younger generation, she says "Just enjoy life and be grateful".
She was featured in an article in the Oct 1, 2021 issue of The Press and anyone interested in hearing more about her life can tune into the podcast Clocked in with the Press (Episode 11).
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9