I think one of the secrets of having a long happy life is to serve and to be grateful.  Here is a man whose life exemplifies both.  Larry Shafer turned 100 on Saturday, May 3.  I don't know anyone of any age with a more ready smile and a more appreciative and loving heart.  Certainly 74 years as a volunteer fireman, 70 of which were with the Enterprise Steamer Company of Walden, is service above and beyond anything some of us can imagine, but the enthusiastic gathering of over 150 friends and family members is testimony of the warm place Larry has earned in our hearts through the goodness of his. 

photos Joe Daily's scrapbook