For many lucky enough to turn 100, you might expect to be the oldest person in the room, but for a centenarian from Kansas, she was the youngest of her three sisters.
Frances Kompus was lucky enough to celebrate her milestone birthday in November 2021 with her sisters, ages 102 and 104.
According to KSN TV, Frances is the younger sister of 102-year-old Lucy Pochop and 104-year-old Julia Korpiva.
They are all grandmothers and widows; Lucy and Julia still live independently in apartments next to each other, while Frances is only a few blocks away.
The sisters lived through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl growing up on a farm where they remember their father, who lived to be 98 years old, running the farm without modern tractors and how they had to deliver gasoline in 5-gallon buckets. him in the field.
The sisters said that one of the secrets to a long and healthy life was to eat well.
“We always had homemade bread, just potatoes, sauce and meat. With those stoves, that was hard to bake. The temperature was difficult to maintain. Even if it didn’t come out right, we still ate it,” Julia laughed.
“I am grateful that we girls are together all the time, my parents and my faith,” she added.
And when asked what advice they would give to younger generations, the sisters agreed that exercise was important and so was faith.
“Do a lot of walking,” Frances said, before Julia added, “I think faith comes first, and be thankful to your parents and grandparents.”
I’m sure these sisters have so many great stories to tell. What an age to live and have each other, they are so lucky!