Often it’s Mom with a teenage daughter, enjoying one of the last bonding adventures before college and marriage sweep them onto diverging paths. Less often, a grown daughter will join her retired mother for a visit to the Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Such was the case with Anne Wilson, who brought her mother, Elizabeth Keck, from the St. Louis area for a visit to our mountains. They were on the go all day, every day, squeezing every sight to be seen from the Biltmore Estate, Weaverville and Asheville. What made their mother-daughter all the more remarkable is that Elizabeth is 94. She credited her aerobics and tai chi classes with keeping her body limber. She keeps her wit limber by using it a lot.
A couple days after Anne and Elizabeth left, another mom and daughter checked in as part of a wedding party. Here to see her granddaughter married was Bernice Patterson, 92, who also entertained us with her energy.
These ladies are proof that life never gets old if we stay active. They’re an inspiration to us.