By Betsy Thorpe
On September 12, Lola Joiner celebrated her 90th birthday with more than 75 friends and family members in attendance. Born in Prague Oklahoma on September 9, 1919, Mrs. Joiner has lived in Bellevue for twenty years and currently resides at the Meadows Nursing Home. With entertainment provided by t14 year old Bellevue violinist, Haley Butler, the party also featured a “Table Of Past Years,” where photographs taken throughout Mrs. Joiner’s life were on display. Special guests included Kim Spence from Nederland Colorado, and grandson Rob Spence who arrived from Atlanta Georgia with Mrs. Joiner’s great grandchildren Shea and Jack Spence.
Enjoying the days surrounding her birthday Mrs. Joiner received 98 birthday cards from friends and loved ones. Following the September 12th festivities at The Meadows, Lola Joiner said “Even if I live to be a hundred, this will go down as one of my life’s sweetest moments.”