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Charlotte Wood at 100: ‘Enjoy each day!’

During her recent 100th birthday celebration, Charlotte (Pasco) Rumble Wood shared sentiments and memories with family members including grandson Larry DeLoria (left), granddaughter Joni Rumble Elifritz (rear) and daughter Cindy Lamb.

During her recent 100th birthday celebration, Charlotte (Pasco) Rumble Wood shared sentiments and memories with family members including grandson Larry DeLoria (left), granddaughter Joni Rumble Elifritz (rear) and daughter Cindy Lamb. Photo by Thom Randall.

In the 1950s, Charlotte worked at the Empire Shirt Factory on located on River St. in Warrensburg — now where Lizzie Keays Restaurant is located. That job was followed by employment at the Embassy Shirt Factory in Glens Falls — in the building on Broad St. that was enlarged and converted several years ago into The Mill apartment complex.

Otis Rumble died in 1960, and 10 years later, Charlotte married Ernie Wood at the age of 57.

Charlotte’s daughter Cindy Lamb, with whom she now lives in Warrensburg, said this week that Charlotte spent her adult years tending to others. She has 13 grandchildren, about 31 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren, Lamb said.

”Most of my mom’s life, she took care of family members,” she said. “And she loved every minute of it.”

After sharing memories with people attending her 100th birthday party, Charlotte shared the source of her longevity.

“Take each day as it comes — and enjoy it,” she said with a smile.

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