Midland Woman Celebrating 103 Years-Old

MIDLAND, Texas (Local 2/Fox 24) - Helen Estes turning 103 years old this weekend.

Estes had one wish that came true, before she even blew out the candles.

"I have been in midland a long long time," Helen Estes, Birthday Girl, 

Estes greets each birthday with a smile. 

"When you have such a happy life and show it to all of us, it makes you really proud to know her," Anna Schweining.

These proud friends rolling out the red carpet on Helen's big day.

Commemorating one hundred and three years of life, by checking off another item on her bucket list.

"She is the most positive person i have ever known. she had a bucket list. one wanted to go up in a hot air balloon, which she did. she rode a motorcycle, on the back and then she rode a camel," Fred Schwiening

Last year local 2/Fox 24 was able to celebrate Estes turning 102, which would not have been complete without checking a  camel ride off her list.

This year the birthday girl had one wish, to go dancing.

"So she just giggles, shes a good lady," says Anna Schwiening.

"She's a real joy, what a blessing for everybody," says Fred Schwiening

All eyes on Estes as she was adding another birthday to the books.

Friends and family surrounding her remenicing about her astounding life.

One thing Estes is very proud of, never misses a Sunday in church.

 "Everybody looks for her and she will just wave at Fred. she'll talk out loud 'Fred!,' just that voice. everyone just chuckles, ya know. shes just such a joy for all of us," says Anna Schweining.

Estes refused to give away her secret to a long life but the schwiening's say that the key is to just be happy.


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