Ms. Flowers distinctly remembers those times.
“Things were so different when I was growing up. Technology has truly taken over. It was an entirely different world in the 1940s and 1950s,” she said. “I enjoy talking to people about the past because they are often shocked at what they hear.”
Preparation for Mrs. Flower’s 100th birthday celebration began in February. On Saturday, April 6, a party was thrown for the Salemite at the Roanoke Moose Lodge in Catawba. Nearly all of Mrs. Flower’s immediate family members – two daughters, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren – were present to enjoy the moment.
Some of Nicole Slaydon’s greatest memories of her youth involve spending time with her…