Birthday greetings

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Birthday Card Shower for Mrs. Edith Renfrow Smith, July 2020.  

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Mrs. Edith Renfrow Smith ‘37 and Poweshiek Historical Preservation Project manager Monique Shore ’90, May 21, 2019.

As a beloved centenarian, Mrs. Renfrow Smith has also received a number of well wishes for her birthdays.  From 2020-2022, Monique Shore '90 and others have organized Birthday Card Showers for Mrs. Renfrow Smith.

PHPP [Poweshiek History Preservation Project] friends, the fabulous Edith Renfrow Smith will turn 107 on July 14th. If you've followed this page for long, you have likely seen multiple posts on her and her family. Last year in the midst of the pandemic she was showered with cards that brightened her day, as you can see from this photo of her with the wall covered in her cards. Of course we'd love to see her get at least 107 cards to celebrate this year as well. She loves Grinnell and treasures her ties to the community. I hope you will join me in sending her best wishes on reaching yet another milestone.  

In 2021, Mrs. Renfrow Smith received additional noteworthy celebrations.  These included a two-day story in the Chicago Sun Times, video from her church choir, and a tweet from Herbie Hancock ('60)!

Read "Today is not the last day," the July 12, 2022 Chicago Sun Times article in honor of Mrs. Refnrow Smith's 108th.