Marie Meeks said one of the earliest memories of her 100-year life was when her father brought her an old wooden apple crate to stand on so she’d be tall enough to wash dishes. She was 2.
“I mostly cooked and washed,” she said. “My sisters and I we never did work on the farm.”
Meeks, born in 1910, was one of seven sisters and four brothers to grow up on a small farm in Williston.
It was a time when people got around by horse and buggies, and Meeks said she walked 3 1/2 miles everyday to get to school.