Ecumen honors Erna Panning who is 100 years old.
Born: Dec. 8, 1916, Hamburg Township, Carver County, Minnesota.
Residence: The Harbor, Norwood Young America.
Family: Married to Elmer for 59 years! They have one son, Dale, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Secrets of longevity: “My parents lived a long time so I have good genes.” Plus clean living and luck!
Interesting Facts: Erna marvels at how the world has changed in her lifetime. She’s was there for the beginnings of radio, television, cars, airplanes, the right to vote for women and the start of the computer age.
Favorite Memory: Erna remembers when her son Dale was young and she leaned over to drain the bath tub. She fell into the tub with all of her clothes on! They laughed until they cried! (That was over 75 years ago, and she remembers it like it was yesterday.)
Congratulations on your 100th birthday, Erna! Ecumen honors you.