LaBelle, Florida Native Reaches 100th Birthday
Florence A. Smith was born in LaBelle on October 7, 1912. Her son Don Beckley says she is proud to tell her children and friends she was born in LaBelle despite the fact her parents moved from here when she was still an infant.
"She would probably be very pleased to get a belated 100th Birthday Card or two from her 'home town' some time this coming week," said LaBelle Heritage Musuem President Joe Thomas.
So, if you have a spare birthday card laying around or can remember to pick one up at the grocery store or one of LaBelle's dollar stores when you shop this weekend, or even the first of next week why not send a card to:
Mrs. Florence Smith Beckley
2461 East High Street A-15
Pottstown, PA 19464
Ms. Smith's son Don tells me she has always had a special place in her heart for LaBelle, Florida, despite only having lived here for a short time after her birth 100 years ago tomorrow.