Monday, September 19, 2011

My Fair Lady; Presenting Mary Cotter

Here's the best reason I could give for you to visit the Los Angeles County Fair this year: Her name is Mary Cotter. She's only 98 years old. I say "only" because she has more life in her than most anybody I've met. The people at the Department of Motor Vehicles know what I mean. When they renewed her driver's license recently they said to her, "Mary, you don't need to return here until you turn 103." I literally caught up with her on her way to ceremonies honoring her for the thousands of hours she's volunteered taking care of "those youngsters" at the Montclair Senior Center.

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Miss Cotter,

May you live till eternaty!

With all my love, Ernest

Anonymous said...

She is an inspiration...Thanks for sharing, Don.
Pam Kirkwood

Anonymous said...

bless you both

kevin said...

Very inspirational!

Reggie said...

Very inspirational. A long life is a goal we can reach for with healthy living, positive thinking and staying active. She is a great example for us all.

Randy Cotter said...

Hey Don . . . once again, thanks for posting this video of my mom. My son and I visited last weekend (3/3-3/5) and showed it to her (she hadn't seen it yet). She was very impressed.
Here's an update: just got an e-mail from the director of the Montclair Senior Center, mom (now 99) has been selected as the 2012 Woman of the Year for the City of Montclair!!!! (she never stops)
Award Ceremony:
Friday, March 23,2012
Kaiser Permanente Ontario Vineyard Medical Office Building A
3rd Floor Conference Center
2295 S. Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761
11:30 a.m . to 1:30 p.m.
Contact: wendy.medina@sen.c.a.gov

Thanks,
Randy Cotter

Don Ray said...

Randy, thanks for sharing the great news about your mother. I'm glad she was able to see the video I posted. Please share with her my congratulations for her remarkable and impressive designation!