Woman celebrates 102nd birthday

Published: Oct. 18, 2022 at 10:26 AM EDT
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Dolores “Dody” Pritchett celebrated her 102nd birthday at her home at Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bluefield, WV.

Mrs. Pritchett was surprised by all the attention she was getting. Her advice for a long life is pretty simple.

“It’s not about being a stick in the mud, it’s been about traveling and conquering stuff and doing something nice and adventuresome and making life interesting,” said Mrs. Pritchett.

Mrs. Pritchett was born on Sept. 12, 1920. She grew up and lived in Bluefield, Va.

She was actively involved with the community, serving on the Board of Managers at the historic Sanders House Center and served as president of the Dogwood Garden Club, according to Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She also worked for Corte Construction and at Central TV with her husband and brother. She also loved traveling, is proud of her Italian heritage and took a tour of Italy with her four children, too.

“I love people,” Pritchett said. “I have never met a person I didn’t like. They are all people.”

From all of us at WVVA, happy birthday Mrs. Pritchett!