A crowd of about 15 gathered for a party with a bright-eyed Dorsie Fowler Thursday at the Wendy’s restaurant in Easley.
It was their regular Bingo day and Fowler’s 101st birthday.
They produced a poem for her.
Wendy’s Manager Stanton Greenlee, and Assistant Manager Nikki Young, presented Fowler a cake. The restaurant has helped organize the Bingo afternoon meting for seniors for several years. That is how many in the group got to know Fowler.
They are all impressed with her abilities at 101 years of age.
She doesn’t play for money but she does play to win. One group member says Fowler has an uncanny ability to predict when she will win. Four times in a row recently.
The ultimate question asked of people who live to advanced years is how they do it.
One answer is possibly the Wendy’s baked potato. She does like the baked potato, but her first answer is, “The Lord. The Lord is everything to me,” Fowler said.
She says she spends her days, “Studying the word, meeting my friends and going to my church.”
For more than 60 years, that church has been Mt. Airy Baptist Church near the farm where she lived with her now-deceased husband, M.A. (Mack) Fowler. He lived to be 98. They raised three children there. Daughter, Nancy Fowler, lives with her. Son, Gary, lives in Easley and Keith lives in Cullman, Ala.
Dorsie and her husband farmed and she worked in the Southern Franklin plant in Greenville.
She also sings and entertained the crowd with a song from her childhood.