Even COVID-19 could not stop this world war II veteran from having a little fun during his 102nd birthday.
Mr. Emanuel Wilson from Marietta celebrated his 102nd birthday on Monday in a unique way.
Though COVID-19 canceled his party plans, Emanuel saw neighbors wave and leave balloons on his mailbox.
He spent his big day dancing and singing karaoke because that’s what he loves doing.
“Just warms my heart, I know singing is what he loves and what keeps him happy.” Daughter Dawn Wilson disclosed.
Speaking to Fox 5, the veteran confessed his love for acapella.
“I love to sing, acapella, no music.”
He still gets in his van and drives to church every Sunday. Usually, his church would have a birthday party for him, but this year it had to be canceled because of social distancing.
“Virus going on, they don’t want you to crowd up, so we canceled all the plans we had,” said Wilson.
Asked whether the pandemic trouble him, he said no proclaiming his faith in God.
“Because if it’s not your time, you ain’t going,” Wilson told FOX 5.
He says nothing worries him these days, he just keeps moving forward and sing his heart out.
Wilson does not drink or smoke. Asked whether that is the secret for his old age, he said there is no secret to be 102. It’s all that God decides.
He served in the Air Force during World War II and later worked for Georgia Power for 35 years.
We would love to see Wilson blow many candles in the years to come, Happy 102nd Birthday Wilson.
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