Jack George celebrates 98th birthday

Saturday, July 20, 2019
It took three puffs for Jack George of Pierce City to blow out the candles on his birthday cake celebrating his 98th birthday. A party, attended by family and friends, was held at his house on July 7, a day before the big event. Jack entertained his guests with stories about Pierce City in past decades and left heads scratching as he recounted a family trip from Pierce City to Los Angeles in a Model T in the 1920s, long before modern highways and frequent gas stations, prompting the family to pitch a tent on the roadside for overnight stops. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com

It took three puffs for Jack George of Pierce City to blow out the candles on his birthday cake celebrating his 98th birthday.