Resolution J3497-2013

Congratulating Lorena Perkins upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday



  • Feb 11, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 7, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Lorena Perkins upon the occasion
of celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body  to  commemorate  and
recognize certain milestones celebrated by citizens of this great Nation
and Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  congratu-
late  Lorena  Perkins  of  Great  Valley, New York, upon the occasion of
celebrating her 100th Birthday; and
  WHEREAS, Lorena Perkins was born on January 29, 1914, in the  Town  of
Mansfield,  New York; she attended grade school in Conewango Valley, New
York, with her five sisters: Viola, Nora, Cecelia, Lillian,  and  Eddie,
and a step-brother Marion; and
  WHEREAS, After graduating from high school, Lorena met and married the
love  of  her life, Eugene Perkins; she then moved to the Perkins' large
dairy farm near Ellicottville, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Lorena Perkins contributed immeasurably to the family farm by
working around the farmhouse, cleaning, and cooking delicious meals  for
the family; and
  WHEREAS,  After  the death of her father-in-law, the Perkins' farm was
sold, and the family moved to Lincoln Street  in  Salamanca,  New  York,
where they lived for 18 years; and
  WHEREAS,  Eugene  Perkins  worked  as head sawyer at Fancher Furniture
Company, while Lorena raised their three children  and  spent  her  time
keeping  up  their house; she also kept house for others who needed help
and occasionally provided babysitting services for the community; and
  WHEREAS, Eugene and Lorena Perkins raised  three  wonderful  children,
Joanna,  Carol,  and  Allen;  today, she is the proud grandmother of six
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and
  WHEREAS, Proficient in  sewing  and  cooking,  Lorena  Perkins  enjoys
spending  time  with her children and grandchildren; she also spends her
free time watching television and doing word books; and
  WHEREAS, Lorena Perkins is known  by  her  family,  friends,  and  the
community  as  a  devoted  family woman who is extremely trustworthy and
committed to helping those in need;  she  attributes  her  longevity  to
enjoying the simple things in life; and
  WHEREAS, This beloved woman has enriched the lives of those around her
through  her  smile,  jubilance,  and through the charm and wisdom which
come only from fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly  recog-
nize  and honor the lives of beloved citizens who have reached a remark-
able age and who have witnessed and celebrated the innovations, cultural
developments, and awesome achievements of this country during  the  last
century; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Lorena Perkins 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 Lorena Perkins.


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