Submitted By Ida Cannariato
Members of the Wild & Wacky Women of Weeki Wachee turned out for lunch at Fred’s Farm Restaurant in Lakeland to help Doras Boutwell celebrate her 100th birthday on October 24th. Doras lived on the Weeki Wachee River for 28 years before recently moving to Lakeland to be closer to her family. Doras gave up her driver’s license only a month ago.
When asked how many children, she replied, “I have five but lost one in infancy, so four grown children. They all were able to graduate college with the $5,000 each that my late husband had put away for their education. So many years ago, that was possible, now you aren’t able to attend a semester for that amount. I also have 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three great-great grands and another on the way.”
Members of the WWW of WW are active volunteers of WW Swamp Fest, WW Area Club, WW Area Watch, H.E.L.P. (Hernando Environment Land Protectors), as well as many other groups. Most of the approximately 30 members do volunteer work to support the community. We all look forward to helping Doras celebrate 101 next year.