Girl celebrates 100th birthday in model

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – A woman from Region 8 celebrated a milestone birthday on Tuesday, December 28th.

Dolores Bixler’s life story spans a century today, as she turned 100 today. Her friends and family gathered to celebrate at St. Bernards Village in Jonesboro.

“I am happy about every day. Make the most of every day you have. Now that I’m 100, I wish I could start all over and be 21. I think that would be fun, ”she said with a laugh.

Bixler moved to Jonesboro six years ago and said it felt like home

Before moving, she spent her first 94 years in California, running a general store, post office, and resort. Now she runs the small country shop in St. Bernards Village.

It was a full house, more than 30 guests came for hugs, punch and cake. That lot included Bixler’s daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter, which made four generations of women.

She said her story wasn’t finished yet.

“So God has a reason He wants me here for a while. I don’t know what to do, but whatever he wants me to, I’ll do it, ”she said.

When it comes to her best advice on turning 100, her answer was pretty simple.

“Be happy. Just be happy. Nobody likes Sourpuss,” said Bixler.

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