Several notable things happened in 1915; the first stone was laid to create the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, the US House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote, Alexander Graham Bell made the first transcontinental phone call, Babe Ruth hit his first career home run and finally, Lois Wiemann was born.
Wiemann celebrated her 107th birthday in February at Creekside in Huntsville. She was born in Chugwater, Wyoming. “She was the daughter of homesteaders from Nebraska who arrived by covered wagon,” said her son, Roy. “She married a military man, raised a family and worked on Army and Air Force bases. Later, she took a federal job. She loves her family and did all she could for us.”
“Just think about all of the amazing things she has seen in her years and consider how much has changed in her lifetime,” marveled James Logan, Executive Director. When Wiemann was born, a loaf of bread cost seven cents, you could see a movie for only ten cents and you could purchase a home for roughly $2,000. “She’s lived through two pandemics, two world wars, the Great Depression and so much more,” her son said. “That’s a lot of life we’re celebrating.”
Wiemann believes the secret to long life is drinking a Pepsi each day, along with a daily scoop of Blue Bell chocolate ice-cream.