How To be 99 Years Old & Sing Like Mary Barton
It was at the annual Memorial Day party that my friends Enid and David host every year. Mary Barton sang again, this time at 99 years old! Does singing in public stop aging? It seems to work for Mary. She also still sings at the Fuddruckers every Monday night in Chula Vista. Does being opinionated help to stay young? That seems to work for Mary too, who tells us her colorful life story without hesitance. Seems 99 years old is not such a big deal in developed country these days. Yet, how many 99-year-old do you know who can stand up straight and sing songs like Mary Barton? Mary told me the story of when she went to an interview for a drafting job at an architectural firm. They asked her to wear a skirt and high-heel shoes at the office. So she worked as a lady drafter for much of her life. That was once upon a time. She says she always wears high heels ever since, at home or out. Mary would not know how to do things any other way. That is her life style.
I’d love to sing like Mary when I grow up to be 99 years old. Wouldn’t you?