The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

At 100, Winnie Mack is still having fun

Centenarian is still doing the best she can with what she's got


June 24, 2021


A lover of great headgear, 100-year-old Winnie Mack says several people know her as a "hat lady." Even her favorite teddy bear (pictured) has a hat and a T-shirt that reads, "Age only matters if you're cheese."

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more outgoing 100-year-old than Winnie Mack.

The Hartley woman turns a century old on Friday, but she still doesn't know where the time has gone. It's really no bother to her, though, because she follows one guiding principle.

"My motto is, 'Do the best you can with what you've got,' " she said. "I always say to take everything one day at a time, sweet Jesus."

Mack still lives alone in her Hartley home. She wears a Life Alert necklace at all times and receives Meals on Wheels, but she takes pride in her independence. She tries to walk four blocks a day outsid...

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