At the age of 107, Marguerite Carter played the piano in her Allen County home earlier this month. That alone is pretty amazing, but try living through two "once-in-a-lifetime" pandemics.
Carter has done just that.
Margy, as her family calls her, lives in a two-story log house on a 60-acre horse farm in Allen County. Her son and daughter-in-law also live on the property. Earlier this month, the family invited me to the place Margy has called home for the past 40 years.
On a sunny and warm March day, Margy and her family were waiting for me on the patio outside her home. She wore a red sweater, a blue plaid, pleated skirt, and red hat to keep the sun off her face.
A centuray ago, Margy lived on a farm in Nebraska as a young child during the Spanish Flu of 1918.
"I suppose about six," Carter recalled of her age at the time.