By Betty Vanderwielen

Looking Back on 100 Years


Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake summer resident Elizabeth Moody's birthday was a pretty big deal this year – on May 21st she turned 100 years old. Elizabeth is far from the stereotypical grey-haired, feeble, little old lady in a wheelchair struggling through a fog of dementia to grasp what's going on around her. The use of a walker and a daily afternoon nap are concessions to her body's ageing, but her mind is still sharp and so is her memory -- and her hair has retained its natural chestnut-brown color.

Elizabeth's permanent residence is in Yuma, Ariz. but Seeley Lake draws her back each su...

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