Designing a life filled with beauty and grace

If there is a secret to aging well, Mildred Reniker knows what it is. At 90 years of age, this Chamberlain resident is still going strong, something she attributes to the fact that she has always liked to work. Mildred is grateful that she has been blessed with the ability to live independently, and still resides in the same home that she and husband Frank built in 1970. Mildred was born in western Oklahoma in 1928, and was the youngest of three girls. Although a time of hard work and chores, she grew up in a ‘very caring, loving family’ that shared stories and laughter during their ‘three meals a day’ together.

She fondly remembers the good times when the girls in the neighborhood would come over to play games or they would all sing songs along with the piano her sisters played. A sports enthusiast, she played basketball, enjoyed riding horses and still plays golf. Her father owned a lumberyard during the Depression years, and remembers those years as a time when people in our country were actually starving. “We were better off than most,” she said. “ We lived in an oilfield area, and at that time, oil rigs were wooden, so they needed lots of lumber.”

 

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