“My mother is a neat woman,” noted Janet Meyers. “She has enjoyed a rich and active life.”
In April, her mother, Bernice Slipow, celebrated her 100th birthday, and to fully celebrate the milestone a huge birthday event was held with more than 175 family members and friends in downtown Richmond. The event included musical entertainment and many toasts and personal reflections on the woman’s life.
“It was just so fabulous and beautiful …” noted Bernice. “I can’t say enough about it. There were singers, and so many friends and my family with the little people – my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
Above – Bernice with many family members including great-grandchildren and grandchildren.
She continued, “I had no idea such a big event was planned. I keep thinking about it. Oh my goodness, it was fabulous.”
She was particularly happy to enjoy time with her great grandchildren, the youngest nearly a year old.
Bernice actually was not quite the oldest at the special event. Amy Krumbein, her longtime friend at 106 years old, was at the big party.
“I was happy to see both Amy and Esta (Kornstein) too.”
She grew up in Charleston, West Virginia, but has spent most of life in Richmond where she has been active in the community and had a long professional career with Rubicon and the Michael Morchower Law Firm and other businesses.
Above – Bernice with two great-grandchildren
Bernice also was active at Congregation Beth Ahabah and taught Religious School there for 10 years.
“My parents generally went to Friday night services every week at Beth Ahabah and my mother went back on Sunday to teach,” said Janet.
Janet added, “My mother really enjoyed the party, and we are so glad we could gather family and friends to celebrate with her.”