Congratulating Elizabeth Sardonia upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

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  • 13 / Mar / 2014
  • 13 / Mar / 2014

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Elizabeth Sardonia upon the occa-
sion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and 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, Elizabeth "Betty" Sardonia was born on February 28, 1914; she
still resides in the Amsterdam home she has lived in since the age of
seven; and
WHEREAS, Betty Sardonia worked in the Chalmers Knitting Mill, in Amst-
erdam, New York, for 53 years; while there, she taught other employees
how to sew patterns as well as how to run the machines; after spending
more than half of her life at Chalmers, she retired at the age of 63;
WHEREAS, Betty Sardonia keeps her mind sharp by continuing to sew and
knit, and credits her longevity in part by keeping fit walking around
her home; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with her zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished woman 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, This beloved woman has enriched the lives of those around her
through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; 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 Elizabeth Sardonia 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 Elizabeth Sardonia


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