Now, this is a birthday to celebrate!

Ellen Goodwill of Battle Creek celebrated her 112th birthday on February 2nd. Ellen is now Calhoun County's oldest resident according to the Battle Creek Shopper. in fact WWMT reported that...

Goodwill grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, but made Battle Creek her home in 1949. She's now Calhoun County's oldest living African-American resident and one of the oldest people in Michigan.

When questioned about what secrets she has to staying so young at heart, she claims that she does not have any.

Ellen has been described as a "high class lady" that used to be a dancer and a model, to this day she enjoys to dance. Truth be told, she meet the love of her life at a dance. From the first night they meet they married and built a life together until his passing in 1972. That makes me think of the saying, 'Dance like no one is watching'. Maybe that is the key to staying young at heart, show you love person that is meant to be yours and stay with your family truly through a life time.

Cheers to Ellen Goodwill, you are an inspiration!


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