Resolution J2670-2013

Congratulating Hazel Straight upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday



  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Hazel Straight upon the occasion
of celebrating her 100th Birthday on June 11, 2013

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, This Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratulate  Hazel
Straight  upon  the  occasion  of  celebrating  her 100th Birthday; this
joyous milestone was celebrated at a party with her daughter and friends
at Heritage Commons Nursing Home in Ticonderoga, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Hazel Straight was born on June 11, 1913; she attended school
in Richford, Vermont, and worked briefly in New Hampshire before  moving
to Elizabethtown, New York, where she met and married her first husband,
Leo Cole; and
  WHEREAS, The union produced two wonderful daughters, Jean and Beverly,
but  her  husband was tragically killed in a hunting accident; she later
met Charles Straight, who became her second husband; and
  WHEREAS, Hazel Straight and her family  settled  in  Port  Henry,  New
York,  where  she  gave birth to two more wonderful daughters, Nancy and
Cheryl; the family worked hard, making it through the  Great  Depression
and food rationing during World War II; 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,  Hazel Straight's daughter, Jean, died in an automobile acci-
dent in 1985, and after almost 50 years of marriage, her husband Charles
died in 1989; and
  WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with her  zest  for  life,  has
inspired  and  enhanced the lives of her family and friends; she drove a
car until the age of 93, often goes out to lunch with  daughter,  Nancy,
and  lives  in an apartment complex where she has many hobbies that keep
her entertained; 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 Hazel Straight upon the occasion of her 100th Birthday; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Hazel Straight.


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