Now that’s a Happy Birthday!

We had hoped to get a brief note in the Sun Times a few weeks back about Catherine Menghini celebrating her 99th birthday on October 20th, but with all the election “stuff” crossing our inbox, the info never made it into the paper. We certainly regret that oversight.

From the looks of the birthday lady’s big smile in this photo, Catherine had a grand celebration for her 99th year!

Catherine’s daughter, Janice, provided some additional information about her mom: “Catherine Menghini was born on October 20, 1921 at Wibaux. After college she came to Power as an elementary teacher and married Henry Menghini. Catherine resides at Front Range Assisted Living Center after retiring the farm at Power to the grandkids.

Catherine is mom to Carol Ostberg, Janice Denson, William Menghini (deceased), and Kathy Shanahan.

Catherine has eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  At 99, her children are still learning life lessons from Catherine who is a spunky little lady who meets life head-on with resilience and kindness.”

Since it’s really never too late to send someone a Happy Birthday wish, we urge our readers to drop a note or card to Catherine Menghini, Front Range Assisted Living, P.O. Box 593, Fairfield, MT 59436