Happy 100th Birthday!

Elaine Savely recently celebrated her 100th birthday and she seems to remember every year. It was exciting to hear her recall story after story of her eventful life. Her birthday party took place with family and friends at The Mine bar and restaurant in Nelsonville. Elaine remembers the first car in Athens. She rode the electric trolley from Nelsonville to Athens. During World War II, she worked in a munitions factory in Cleveland. She even remembers the size of the shells she worked on. They were 97mm and 105mm artillery ammunition. Also, during the war, she worked in an airplane factory in Columbus. She was certainly doing her part for the war effect. She told many stories of happy times with her four kids and her husband, Art. She and Art Savely owned and operated The Mine starting in 1974. It was Elaine’s responsibility to supply the establishment with her homemade soups and chili. At the end of her talk, Elaine gratefully proclaimed that she had lived a good life. Happy birthday, Elaine, and many more years to come. In the picture, Elaine gives her contagious smile to long time friend of the family, Gary Bowens. Jeannie Perry (left) has been a close friend of Elaine’s for years.

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