Plaquemine resident celebrates 102nd birthday

Andrew Green
Miss Rosalie Collins with Crystal Griffin, Legacy Activities Director.

Miss Rosalie Collins, known as “Pee Wee” to her friends, of Legacy Nursing and Rehabilitation in Plaquemine will be celebrating her 102nd birthday Sunday, July 31, 2016.

She was born in Iberville Parish and has lived in White Castle, Baton Rouge, Plaquemine and California for a time before returning to her family in Louisiana.

Miss Rosalie comes from a Catholic family and spent most of her life spoiling her many nieces and nephews.  Her secret to long life?  “Having a good life with my family,” she said.

Activities Director at Legacy Crystal Griffin says spending time with Miss Rosalie is the best feeling in the world.

“To be able to sit and talk with her, it is awesome,” Griffin said.  “It is the best feeling in the world to be able to sit with somebody at this age and still to hold a conversation.  When I first met her, I said ‘Miss Rosalie I don’t have a grandmother and you don’t have a granddaughter, can I adopt you?  She said, ‘Yeah, I’ll keep you’.”

On her life in Iberville Parish, Miss Rosalie said, “I’ve met some interesting people here.  This is a good place to live.  I haven’t always lived here, but it is a good place to live.”

In the meantime, Miss Rosalie is looking forward to her upcoming birthday dinner plans with her family.  Happy birthday, Miss Rosalie!