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Veteran Frances Price turns 100 years old


Last updated 9/29/2020 at 12:58pm

Frances Price enjoys a visit from family for her 100th birthday Sept. 13.

On Sept. 14, Frances Price celebrated a milestone birthday surrounded by family and friends. They were able to have a socially distant birthday celebration to commemorate her turning 100 years old.

Price has lived in Fallbrook since 1954, and she raised her two sons, Chuck and David, in Fallbrook with her late husband David Price.

"I love it here in Fallbrook," Price said. "I raised my family here, this is home to me."

When she first came to Fallbrook, Price said it wasn't as heavily populated and busy. She loved the peace and quiet Fallbrook offered, and she loved having the ability to choose her lot and build her own home. She has lived in the same house since, and she was proud to have helped build it and raise her children in it.

"Not many people were here," she said. "We helped build the community here."

Price is also very proud to have served our country in the Marine Corps.

"I am a veteran. I joined the Marines in 1942," she said. Price served two years in the Marines and met David Price, also a Marine, at a Marine Corp dance. He died in 1986.

She had a very memorable 100th birthday; she was visited by many family members and friends who brought her balloons and her favorite foods. She felt very lucky to be able to see her family during these times.

"It was very nice to see them," she said. "There was lots of food and lots of people."

Price explained that she doesn't feel her age.

"I don't feel like I'm a 100 year old woman," she said. "I still feel like I'm 19. Or maybe 20."

Price also has a unique and humorous saying that she tells everyone in her life, and she was set on having it in the paper as well.

"I need someone to find me a boyfriend," she said. "He needs to be bald, have one eye and one leg, and he needs to have a big bag of money!"

She also mentioned that the most important parts of her life were marrying her late husband, being a mother, and having a twin sister. Her identical twin sister has since passed away.

Price is a lively woman who loves her children and four grandchildren more than anything. She also has 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

"I love my family," she said. "My sons Chuck and David and my grandchildren are the best."

"Being a grandmother is very important to me." Price said.

Frances Price was born in 1920 to Italian parents who came over from Sicily.

One of her favorite things to do is to eat. For example, she likes eating steak, chips, and pumpkin seeds above all. She is also very good at telling jokes and bringing others joy; she makes everyone around her smile.

Throughout her 100 years of life, Price has learned many lessons, but one lesson stands out to her above all.

"Live your life," she said. "Live your life and take it one day at a time."

She also has a piece of advice for the younger residents of Fallbrook.

"Have faith in God," she said. "Never forget your faith in God."


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