York Resident Reaches Century Mark

A resident of York, Ala., reached her 100th birthday this week.

Almeta Solid was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1910 in Kewanee, Miss. She moved to York in 1929.

Mrs. Solid is also a breast cancer survivor of about 30 years. Newscenter 11 asked if she has words of wisdom to share.

"Well, I've got faith in the Lord. I tell you that. Because if I didn't have faith, I wouldn't be here today," said Solid. "See what I'm saying? So I've got faith in the Lord because he has done taken care of me and brought me this far."

Mrs. Solid received a birthday card signed by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. It has a special place on her coffee table.


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  • by Minnie Walker-Grissett Location: Birmingham, Al on Mar 29, 2010 at 06:15 PM
    I’ve asked my Grandmother (Almeta Solid) for years what is her secret to a long life she told me two things, one put God first and two (What Ever You Do Let It Be Real). Thank you Sheila and WTOK for the story, Thank You Almeta for the legacy.
  • by Regina Walker Location: Montgomery, AL on Mar 29, 2010 at 12:15 PM
    Mrs. Solid is my grandmother and this is a wonderful story, thank you so much Sheila as I have said to you in numerous e-mails before, she is a true blessing to our family and a wonderful testiment to the goodness of God. So thank you WTOK!!
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