UTAH — To celebrate a resident’s 101st birthday, staff at the Bennion Veteran’s Home in Payson, UT, are seeking to have 101 birthday cards delivered.
John Frey, a WWII veteran, lived at home until he entered his 11th decade. He joked to a local newspaper reporter that he had had “too many birthdays” but attributed his longevity to cleaning his plate when he eats.
Despite his nonchalance about turning 101 on June 7, Frey’s family and staff shared a Facebook message in April asking for birthday cards. More than 60 had arrived by early May, but his daughter said she also asked for cards from the state’s politicians and President Donald Trump. They expect to display the cards in Frey’s room.
Anyone who wants to send a birthday card to Frey can address it to: Bennion’s Central Utah Veteran’s Home, ATTN: Recreation (John Frey), 1551 N. Main St., Payson, UT 84651.