June 11, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 87 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
MARKING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF MR. RUDOLF SMITH JUNE 12, 2009; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2009)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1376] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] MARKING THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF MR. RUDOLF SMITH JUNE 12, 2009 ______ HON. G. K. BUTTERFIELD of north carolina in the house of representatives Thursday, June 11, 2009 Mr. BUTTERFIELD. Madam Speaker, on June 12, 2009 Nash County, North Carolina native and resident Mr. Rudolf Smith will be celebrating his 100th birthday. To mark this milestone, family and friends will be gathering for a party in his honor. Mr. Smith was born on June 12, 1909, to sharecroppers, Mr. Willis Smith II and Mrs. Willie M. Smith on Joe Ellison's farm near Dortches in Nash County, North Carolina. He was kept home from school after the fourth grade because he was needed to work the crops. Working six and a half days a week, Mr. Smith was barely tall enough to keep the plow in the field when he started farming. Mr. Smith was married to Patty Alston in 1933. Together, they had six children. Currently, he resides at Knight's Family Care Homes where he enjoys reminiscing about his past, walking, and eating anything he wants. He lives a healthy and fulfilled life. Madam Speaker, I respectfully ask that you and my other distinguished colleagues join me in wishing Mr. Smith a very happy 100th birthday. ____________________