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Agnes McKenzie, 100

Agnes McKenzie becomes a centenarian this month. Born in southern Maryland in May 1907, she is the youngest of nine children (four boys and five girls) born to a farmer and a housewife. The family lived on the water and enjoyed fishing and crabbing. She is the last living member of her family and the second who has reached the age of 100.
       Agnes moved to the city as a young lady and began work at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Eventually she would work in payroll and accounting. Those were the days when accounting was done by hand, without the aid of computers and calculators. She married and had two children, a son and a daughter. Agnes has six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

       After she retired from her business career, she joined various senior groups and spent much of her time learning and practicing dancing; she appeared in numerous seniors' skits involving such activities as square dancing. She also took various trips to other parts of the country, including Hawaii with her senior friends.
       She currently resides in the Annapolis, Maryland, area with her daughter and enjoys reasonably good health. She goes shopping regularly with her daughter, friends and neighbors, and she loves dining out with friends and family. One of her favorite pastimes is working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. There is almost always one in progress at her home.
       Agnes today delights in the company of her family and always welcomes their visits. Nothing pleases her more than to see them together, and to see them talking, playing and enjoying life together.

Agnes McKenzie with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter
Agnes with her grandchildren
and great-granddaughter.

       Her recipe for living a long life is to always watch her diet, minimum intake of alcohol, getting proper exercise and rest, as well as faith in God and treating others as one would like to be treated.


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