Turning *gasp* 94
It must be pretty amazing when you turn 94 years old with all of your faculties in great shape. I mean, how many among us know of someone reaching that age who remains in the pink of health? Most of us half that age already talk mostly of having this and that kind of ailment!
Most denizens of Avenida Veteranos, Tacloban City, specially alumni of Divine Word University (DWU-Tac) would know Mana Taling Basas Dagsa and Mana Lourdes Dagsa Renomeron. They were proprietors of D & P Store & Dormitory at the corner of Avenida Veteranos and Paterno St. where students (mostly of DWU, a few from LNS & LNHS) would hang out then. Before that, they had a store in front of LNLS so “Normalista’s” would know them (thanks, Monsi!)
An aunt of ours (on the side of our grandmother, Regina Lago Saturno Dolina), Mana Taling celebrated her birthday yesterday at their cozy and quaint home in San Joaquin, Palo, Leyte where she and sister Mana Lourdes keep themselves to nowadays. On hand to celebrate with them was Maribel Renomeron, daughter of Mana Lourdes, who flew in from London to attend the occasion.
Mana Taling turned 94 yesterday, 6 years shy of the century mark. Old enough to know better, how does one view the world – and life, in general – at that age?
Mana Lourdes, 80 and Mana Taling, 94.
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