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Newest card shark is an inspiration to young people


Last updated 4/19/2019 at Noon

The energetic 99-year-old Lucy Windor keeps a steady hand on her cards and an eye on her walker when she visits the Mill Creek Senior Center to play cards every Wednesday. Lucy grew up on a farm near Yakima and lived east of the Cascades until only a few years ago when she moved in with her daughter in Mill Creek. She loves to entertain people at the center with stories of living through The Great Depression and attending school in a one-room schoolhouse near Wapato.

The weekly pinochle game at the Mill Creek Senior Center has evolved into two hours of admiration and acclamation for the intense player who has captured the hearts of every participant around the tables.

Not for something she has done. But for something she will accomplish in four short months.Lucy Windor plans to be in her usual seat this September when she turns 100 years old.

Born in Wapato on Sept. 9, 1919, the spry nonagenarian will gladly share her experiences of living through two world wars and The Great Depression to those around the card table. It is just part of the wisdom, sh...

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