Bessie Smith Celebrates 101st Year

Bessie Smith (l) and her granddaughter, Sharleen, had a great time celebrating her birthday.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Bessie Smith celebrated her milestone 101st birthday with her friends and family on Saturday, March 4 at Morningside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on March 2, 1916, Smith is known by staff as ‘the lady who wants to kiss and hug everyone’ and has said she would rather be loved than be rich because you can run out of money, but never run out of love.

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