Wilda Wilson, a hairdresser and a salon owner, turned 105 on 11 February this year. As special as she is, loving Wilda got to spend her day surrounded with those she loves the most, her family and the staff at the facility where she resides. Of course, everyone was wearing a mask during this joyous occasion.
Knowing how making others pretty was her thing her whole life, Wilda got to have a very special spa day just for herself.
Wilda Wilson, 105, credits her daily breakfast of five extra crispy pieces of bacon and two pieces of toast smothered in jam for her long life.
Abraham Mathew, the executive director of the senior living facility in Houston, Texas, where Wilda spends her golden days said to 11 Alive News: “Ms. Wilda is an inspiration to all of us.” Her granddaughter spoke to Buckner.org and describer her grandma as a loving person. “She just gets things done well. Grandma, also known as Brownie to her dear friends, is humble, kind, no-nonsense, and genuinely happy for others. I adore her and cherish every moment I’ve had with her.”
Wilda was born in 1916, the year when the hamburger bun was invented. According to 11 Alive News, that same year, a brand new Model-T car cost $306 and a gallon cost 22 cents. Oh my, so much time has passed since then, and things changed drastically.
Speaking of her health and her longevity, Wilda credits her daily breakfast of five extra crispy pieces of bacon and two pieces of toast smothered in jam for that.
Happy birthday, Wilda!