Congratulating Sophie Wood upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Sophie Wood upon the occasion of
celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of knowledge to the increasingly
active roles they play in today's society; their past contributions and
future participation are a vital part of, and valuable asset to, the
fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Sophie
Wood upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday, to be celebrated with a
party held in her honor, on Sunday, August 4, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Sophie Wood was born on September 24, 1913 in Rome, New York,
to Victoria Kurek and Michael Potocki; she was one of six children; and
WHEREAS, Sophie Wood attended school in a one-room school house
through the eight grade; she then began to work on the farm, and was
caregiver to all the children in her neighborhood for several decades;
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her children, Victoria
(William), Joyce (Jack), and Henry (Marcia), as well as seven grandchil-
dren, Cheryl, Scott, Kerstin, Jason, Scott, Cheyenne, Nicole, and 11
great-grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of her
life and rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, who loves gardening and
animals, has inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends
with her zest for life; she has experienced the incredible joys and
sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the stamina and
courage to savor a full life; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome
achievements of this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Sophie Wood upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th
Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sophie Wood.


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