It can be quite an accomplishment for someone to get to nine decades.
It’s quite another to still be a spry and contributing community member like Rhoda Vold.
Vold turned 90 years old on June 11 and was celebrated and honoured on her birthday by a group of local women that she has been a long term member of — the Mecca Marvelous Mamaz.
The group, which is a local chapter of the international Red Hat Society, held a small party for Vold at a Mecca Glen area home in order to recognize not only reaching this great milestone, but also to thank her for the lengthy service she continues to provide to the group.
“The Mecca Marvelous Mamaz would like to wish our long time member Rhoda Vold a very happy 90th birthday filled with sunshine, smiles, love and laughter,” the group went on to say in a statement, “Cheers and best wishes from each one of your crown jewel sisters.”
Vold was rather humbled by the whole thing and acknowledged being honoured by such a group of friends as well as from her family and loved ones.
“I have some wonderful friends and neighbours and everyone has shown me such kindness,” she said, noting life is far different now compared to growing up.
“When I was young and on the farm, we had no running water or electricity. And, when I had my first teaching job back in 1946 and 47, I had to ride four and a half miles to and from the school on my horse.”
Vold added she will continue to do whatever she can as part of the group and for her community.