Local volunteer turns 99I feel no different than if I was 10 years old!
Eunice Wickstrom turned 99 years old last Monday, a feat in itself. But Wickstrom’s busy schedule and accomplishments at this age are even more impressive.
Wickstrom, who lives alone, attends mass every morning and helps deliver communion twice a week to shut-ins and others who can’t come to church.
But that’s just the beginning.
“She still drives, as well as doing her own housework,” friend Jacky Kersey said. “She even still does her windows. She’s an all-around good person, and we just love her.”
She also volunteers at the Edmonds Food Bank.
“I’ve been here since the inception,” Wickstrom said. “I’ve been coming for over 31 years now.”
She grows a large garden during the summer, and cans much of the food she raises. She donates a lot of the produce to the food bank.
“She’s just an amazing woman with a great attitude,” friend Sue Yon Stucks said.
What’s it feel like to be 99 years old? Wickstrom doesn’t know.
“I feel no different than if I was 10 years old,” she said.
Her fellow volunteers at the Edmonds Food Bank threw her a party last Monday, but Wickstrom was more than ready to get back to food bank duties when it was over.
“Counting my family, we’ve been celebrating for about three weeks,” she said. “It’s time to get busy now.”