FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015
104 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL GOING STRONG
Mary Petrillose, the second child of immigrant Italian parents to be born in the United States, at birth had a death warrant hanging over her head. A seven months preemie, Mary weighed three and one-half pounds. The doctor was adamant, “This child will die.”
Concetta Petrilose, Mary’s mother, had other plans. Placing Mary’s bare body in a shoebox lined with cotton batting her mother heated their iron stove and placed Mary’s tiny body on the door of the oven.
One hundred and four years later Mary is still proving that doctor’s diagnosis as being wrong!