Bowling Green Man Celebrates 100th Birthday

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin
"Do right and love the Lord," Potter said.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A Bowling Green man celebrated a big day Sunday.

Norman Potter turned 100.

His family and friends gathered at the Greenwood Nursing Home Sunday afternoon to celebrate his life, give him presents and share special memories with one another.

As a past farmer, Potter said the simple things in life, like loving others and being a good person, is his secret to life.

"Do right and love the Lord," Potter said.

"He's very much a family-oriented person and his faith in God has just carried us through. We love him to death," said his daughter, Elaine Lawrence.

"I'm really moved from the fact when I look at him and his strength, I remind my younger cousins this is our family, 100 years, this is our generation," said his granddaughter, Shannon Lawrence-Vanslyke.

His family said they cherish the values he has taught them and expects to someday celebrate their 100th birthdays too.

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