Celebrating a milestone birthday

A cake marking her 100th birthday was presented to Elvira Port on Tuesday, March 5, by Valerie Cutting, lifestyle enrichment specialist at Harbor Campus in Port Washington.

Port, who actually turned 100 the following day, was joined for the event by her friends and family.

Mrs. Port was born in Lake Church on March 6, 1919.

Her first job was in the order department at Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp., but she spent most of her career as a secretary.

She also volunteered at the former St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington.

She was married to John Port, who is deceased, and they had three daughters.

“The television was the best invention in my lifetime,” Port said. “I got my first TV after I married.”

She enjoyed traveling, particularly to Hawaii and Europe, likes watching game shows and listening to polka music and attributed her long life to the fact she “lived a clean life. I always did good and kept up with religion. Taking care of my family has also been a large part of it.”

Her advice to others is to “do all you want and do it right so you have no regrets.”                      

Photo by Sam Arendt

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