A Very Special Centenarian

On July 22, Mrs. Grace Guffey celebrated a very special birthday. Mrs. Grace is now 101 years old and officially, she’s now a Centenarian. That’s a special distinction reserved for those who are 100 years of age or older.

Celebrating your 100th birthday is a special honor and quite an achievement! Statistics show about 14 out of 100 people will live to see their 100th birthday.

Did you know? 100 years ago, a house cost about $5,000 vs today, the same house goes for around $111,000. 100 years ago, you could get a pretty cool car for about $400 vs today, a similar sized car costs about $35,000.

100 years ago, the first hamburger was invented and Coca Cola produced the formula for their first soda. Minimum wage was 22 cents an hour and the first super market, Piggly Wiggly, opened over 100 years ago. Congratulations to you Mrs. Grace Guffey, a very special Centenarian.

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New on the Shelf

These new selections are now on the shelves of the Grant Public Library:

Adult Fiction

"Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner

"Amish Faith" and "Heavenly Blues" by Sarah Price

"Lovely War" by Julie Berry

"The Summer That Made Us" by Robyn Carr

"Summer of '69" by Elin Hilderbrand

"Back Lash" by Brad Thor

"Under Currents" by Nora Roberts

Juvenile Nonfiction

"Animal Survivors of the Arctic" and "Animal Survivors of the Wetlands" by Barbara A. Somerville

"Caring for Your Fish" by Lynn Hamilton

"Cut in Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects" by Mike Warren

Kids' Shelf

"Peas and Thank You" by Mike Nawrocki

"The Little Train" by Lois Lenski

"Corduroy Goes to the Doctor" by:\ Lisa McCue

"The Sad Little Fact" by Jonah Winter

"Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!" by Cori Doerrfeld

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