Saint-Cirgues honors its centenary Paulette Arnal

Saint-Cirgues honors its centenary Paulette Arnal
Saint-Cirgues honors its centenary Paulette Arnal

The Haut Ségala region is ideal for becoming a centenarian! Indeed: on May 7, 1924, Paule Freyne known as Paulette was born in Saint-Cirgues in the hamlet of Cros. On February 19, 1948, she married Raymond Arnal from the hamlet of Bruel, and both operated the Paulette family farm.

From their union five children were born, including two twins: René, Rose-Marie, Jean, Monique and Eliane, who in turn gave them nine grandchildren and then eight great-grandchildren. Unfailing happiness for 61 years of life as a couple, where they will have the joy of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary and in 2008 their diamond wedding anniversary. In December 2009 her husband Raymond died.

A few years later, she will also have the pain of losing her grandson Julien in 2012, then her son-in-law Bernard in 2015 (Julien’s father), and in October 2018 her eldest son René. Overcoming all these trials with courage, surrounded by her loved ones, the days will pass peacefully in her birthplace in the hamlet of Cros.

Lucid and jovial

But as the years take their toll, it is in the course of 2018 that she will join the Etoile du Soir nursing home in Montredon where she will pass the 100-year mark. Although her hearing has diminished and her legs are weaker – she uses a wheelchair – Paulette has retained all her lucidity and joviality. On this occasion, the mayor of Saint-Cirgues Alain Hébert, accompanied by two deputies and a councilor, traveled on Wednesday May 15 to visit him and offer him, on behalf of the municipality, a box of beauty products and a floral arrangement.

How can we not think of her sister-in-law Hélène Lacombe, née Arnal, born like her brother Raymond in the hamlet of Bruel in 1920 but residing in Linac, who will be 104 years old in June. Our congratulations to Paulette while wishing her many years with her family and good health.

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