Jeanne – 90 Years Young

Happy birthday to the most incredible, most inspirational, most captivating 90 year old I have ever known.

Jeanne Murray celebrated her 90th milestone birthday on February 27, 2017. On this day, she joined more than 1.9 million nonagenarians between 90 and 99 years old. The family birthday celebration took place on the San Diego harbor Hornblower Cruise ship.

Jeanne told me. “ I don’t want to be 90, I’d rather stay 89 years old.” She changed her mind when I told her the number 9 in numerology was an odd, mystical, superior, lucky number. Believed or not, it made her laugh.

Jeanne became a highly regarded registered nurse in hospital settings, and combined her nursing and business expertise into successful board and care facilities in San Diego. She actively oversees the business her grandchildren operate. They say she is still “the boss.”

Originally from Kentucky, her young life full of growing up stories back when, as she said, “We were poor as dirt.” There were nine children in the family, five still living. Jeanne married twice and had three children; one sadly passed away a few years ago. Today she has nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Her secret, making it to 90 years, is to keep active, in spite of aches, pains, medical problems, and the tempting seat on a sofa. Her birthday wish is a nostalgia trip to Kentucky. Her last travel back in time there was 20 years ago. She knows the places she remembers will be changed, but it doesn’t matter. Her siblings are there. Her vivid memory will bring back the original houses, buildings and people, with more “remember when” stories to tell.

Jeanne’s Family Photo Gallery


About C.E.Robinson

Christine Elizabeth Robinson, a former nurse practitioner ventures into the world of fiction to write books. Published in May 2022, THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, a historical fiction, comes from her love of researching family history. A background as a published poet, experience in writing fiction, non-fiction and screenplays, is an advantage in her writing career. Christine lives in Southern California. A sequel to the debut book, BEYOND THREE YEARS OF HER LIFE, in progress, will be available in 2023. The plot explodes and the characters evolve, moving forward. Even their victories create conflict and consequences.
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33 Responses to Jeanne – 90 Years Young

  1. Happy Birthday to Jeanne. It looks like having a positive attitude is right up there with good living 🙂 I hope I’m as energetic and spirited when I turn 90!

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  2. GP Cox says:

    Happy Birthday, Jeanne!! Enjoy!!

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  3. Ellen Nemiroff says:

    What a beautifully written story about a remarkable woman . We can all learn a lot about her beautiful attitude in life. Thank you for sharing it with us .

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  4. Jodi says:

    Happy birthday Jeanne. Looks like you are LIVING Life well

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  5. OMG, fantastic post, Christine! Belated happy birthday to Jeanne! What a lovely post for Women’s History Month too. Mega hugs to you both.

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  6. Her spirit really comes through here, Christine. In the photos and your lovely words. May we all be as glorious at 90 !!!

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  7. dweezer19 says:

    Happy Birthday, Happy Life, Jeanne! I agree with her philosophy. Hope she gets that Kentucky reminiscent visit. Hugs.


  8. Christy B says:

    How wonderful! I can tell Jeanne has such a vibrancy about her from how you describe her and the photos 🙂


  9. Happy birthday to Jeanne. All the blessings for her and her family. It’s always nice to meet wonderful people

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  10. Sartenada says:

    Happy Birthday to Jeanne. Lovely reading You offered to us. Thank You.

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  11. sheldonk2014 says:

    sometimes the memories
    Are better than the
    Real thing,thank you
    For visiting
    Just dropped by to say hello
    As Sheldon Always

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  12. Just goes to prove that LIVING LIFE rather than existing as a mere ENTITY is possible at nearly every age. Jeanne is quite a woman! I wish her many more years of happiness.


  13. You are right, she’s 90 years young!😊😊❤❤ I hope she had a marvellous birthday and cheers to many more!😘😘 Loved reading the article and the pictures. Have a great day ☺☺

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  14. Kev says:

    With you on the young bit!

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  15. What a wonderful tribute! Shed sounds magical!

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