Thank you very much for making our mother's 100 birthday such a special and memorable event. She so loved being among you and meeting with Mayor Caldwell and former Speaker of the House Calvin Say and many others!
Lucille, most of all, we were very touched by the wonderful speech you delivered in which you were able to capture her "essence" in a few short sentences! (Amazing how you have come to know her so well in such the brief times she shares with you!)
My brothers and I appreciate the fact that you and others in your group have become part of the "village" that sustains our mother in the community and not in an institution. She so looks forward to the days when Alicia Yee and Marion Leong come to pick her up and she becomes part of your excercise group. Her quality of life has been enriched and enhanced because of you and the group of special people that you inspire.
My brothers and I have mixed feelings as we watch our dear centenarian mother age but at the same time we are so grateful for the many long years of good health and special memories she has experienced.
Your Luk Tung Kuen group has played a major part of life in her "golden years." Lucille, when she was first introduced to your exercise, she demonstrated to all of our friends and relatives what she learned from her sessions with you! ( It was a riot!) But we could tell that she was totally committed to attending and would ride the bus clear across town to attend!
Thank you Lucille for being such an extraordinary community volunteer. Please know that you have made meaningful contributions in the life of centenarian Irene Lai and that my brothers and I are most appreciative,
Please convey our thanks to the Luk Tung Kuen Board Members for their generous luncheon invitation to us, the certificate honoring her birthday, and for the many friends and positive benefits she has gleaned from her exercise sessions they sponsor.
With affection and thanks,
Sylvia Sugimoto and family