Being a parade king and queen at the age of 99

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Published on May 3, 2019 -
Being a parade king and queen at the age of 99

Being a parade king and queen at the age of 99 age is just a number...especiall for this king and quuen.

Kq2's vanessa alons has more on st.

Joseph elderly who will take on a big role at this year's apple blossom parade <<ruth martin/queen: "my mother always said keep yourself active.

If there's there's nothing else something to do."

Turned st.

Joseph very much happy, active...believe it age of 99.

She keeping busy is the key to her longevity.

"i belonged to everything there was and i was always an officer with it so i was busy to dance.

Went to a keep your legs time."

Almost 99-year-old lee pollert on the other hand says the farming life in his hometown of clarksdale with brother was the secret to his long life.

Lee pollert/king: summertime, i worked daylight to dark, the whole works on the tractor."

Over the last year, both ruth and lee have been calling the colby senior living center home and enjoy the friends and hospitality.

To make them feel more at home, both were chosen by the staff to be the center's queen and king at the city's apple blossom parade.

It's an honor they are very excited about.

Martin: "well yes!

I used to take my children to the apple blossom parade.

I've been on floats before when i was young.

My husband always said i talked with my hands.

I'll talk with my hands on saturday."

"it's the place to be if you want to be somewhere.

I don't know what i'm getting in to.

Not used to stuff like exciting thing."

They interact with people whether waving or passing out candy.

It will be another life experience they will never forget.martin: "i don't know what to expect.

I just hope that the sun is shining."

Reporting from st.


I'm vanessa alonso for kq2 news.>> you can of course catch both pollert and martin as they march down the parade route on saturday morning aboard the "downtown first" float.

The apple blossom parade is this saturday -- and you can catch it live here on kq2 on saturday at 9:30 a-m.

We will also be live streaming it on kq2 dot com at the same time.

If you miss the live broadcast, tune in after kq2 news at ten on sunday night for a replay

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