Resolution J3952-2013

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



  • Mar 13, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 11, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


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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