American Legion Auxiliary member honored

Mrs. Aon Broussard turned 86 years of age on April 9, 2009, but you can’t tell it by looking at her.

Mrs. Broussard still walks down to the bridge by her house four times a day. That’s at least a mile or so. She visits her neighbors and helps them when they need assistance. Her neighbors are younger than her, but enjoy her company and are never shy at asking her for an opinion on something.

Her husband passed away, and the couple never had any children, but that has never stopped her. Her husband had nephews that he engaged their help to care for her well being. They have kept their promise to their uncle and Mrs. Aon and she is very grateful to them.

Since she has no family of her own, Mrs. Aon wanted to celebrate her birthday with her American Legion Auxiliary Family. For the meeting on April 2, she baked three batches of her famous oatmeal cookies with orange slices. Those who knew about them dug in before the others had a chance. Those who were tasting the cookies for the first time could not believe how delicious they were.

Mrs. Aon has been an American Legion Auxiliary member for 36 years and has only missed one of the monthly meetings. She has been the strength of the unit and still participates in nursing home visits, or any other functions held by the organization. She says as long as there is someone to drive her around, she will keep going places.

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