Alice Constance Miranda recently celebrated her 103rd birthday at The Timbers of Shorewood.
Miranda’s doctor says her bloodwork is that of a 20-year-old. Miranda has lived at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community for a decade. According to her daughter, Mary Ann Lehman, everyone at the Timbers knows Miranda, loves her and says hi to her.
“They keep her moving!” Lehman said in a news release from The Timbers of Shorewood.
Born on Jan. 18, 1916, in San Antonio, Texas, Miranda was an only child raised by her mother. Her father died when she was only 2 years old.
After high school, Miranda married a research chemist, and the couple raised five children in Lockport, putting every one of them through college. Her husband died in his 50s, so Miranda has been a widow for a long, long time. She isn’t lonely, however.
She has 17 grandchildren, handfuls of great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
She never ate margarine which she says is the secret to her long life. (She also walked every single day, rarely ate red meat and devoured fresh vegetables.
Miranda is enjoying live at the Timbers, but she does get frustrated when she can’t remember things. However, her long-term memory is excellent. Lehman overheard her mother singing an unfamiliar song.
Lehman discovered the song was from the 1930s. Alice knew every single word.