36,865 days into it, Susan Mish Cichon has this “living well” thing all figured out

 

Susan holds one of two La Porte Superior Court letters she recently received, instructing her to report for jury duty. (Family photo)

As of Monday, another 365 days will have come and gone and one La Portean is ready for more golf viewing, more wine, more baking and more china painting. And possibly jury duty.

All at 101.

Yep, you heard us.

Susan shows off her orchids and her giant ficus trees (background), which started as small potted plants. (Family photo)

As WNLP first told you last year, Susan Mish Cichon was born March 1, 1920, in Stevens Point, Wis. She now lives in La Porte with her son, Robert.

The notorious 2020 was no match for Susan, reports her daughter, Lillian Cichon Taylor Seagren of Sierra Vista, Ariz.

“I think she is healthier than she was a year ago!” Lillian told WNLP. “I know she’s had almost 365 glasses of red wine since March 1, 2020.

“She’s busy baking her Polish goodies in preparation for Lent and will be thinking about what to cook for Easter. Her china painting continues. Watching golf and commenting on Facebook about her love of golf continues.”

Lillian said Susan took in with aplomb all the political turmoil of the last year. Of course, she’s managed to thrive under the terms of 19 presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to Joe Biden.

And the justice system still seeks her service: “She did get two letters to report for jury duty!” Lillian said.

During the COVID-19 phase, Susan weathered quarantine by cutting her own hair. “She did a pretty good job!” Lillian said.

Susan received many good wishes for her 100th last year – even in a video from several pro golfers and a card from the president. Lillian is hoping for the same outpouring this year.

If you want to send well wishes to Susan, post below on WNLP and we’ll make sure she sees them.

Happy 101st Birthday, Susan Mish Cichon!

12 Responses to “36,865 days into it, Susan Mish Cichon has this “living well” thing all figured out”

  1. Lynn Lisarelli

    Feb 27. 2021

    Dear Ms. Cichon,

    My goodness, what a wonderful life you’ve had so far! Reaching the age of 101 is such an amazing accomplishment! I wish many more very happy birthdays to you and yet more accomplishments to tuck under your belt.

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    • May

      Feb 28. 2021

      I’m sure Donna at Hair Control will be happy to see her again soon, and so will the rest of us! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  2. Debra Birkholz

    Feb 27. 2021

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Cichon!

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  3. billie thresh womack

    Feb 27. 2021

    Happy Birthday Miss Susan I remember the Al’s days You were one of the fixture there Have a great day

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  4. Susan Ebert

    Feb 27. 2021

    Congratulations and best wishes on your 101 birthday!!! You and your plants are beautiful!! Nice story. May you continue to have good health and enjoy life!!!!

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  5. Beverly Noel

    Feb 27. 2021

    Happy Birthday Susan
    Bowled with you on the
    senior League some time ago. Always enjoyed talking to you.

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  6. judi and jennifer keller

    Feb 27. 2021

    Happy birthday to you from the Kellers. We wish you many more. Be happy, healthy and safe. We wanted to sing to you Sto-lat, however you passed that. What a beautiful story.

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  7. Nancy McCalment

    Feb 27. 2021

    Congratulations! You are a hero! Awesome life!

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  8. Betty Schoff

    Feb 27. 2021

    Happy blessed birthday, Susan! Have a wonderful
    101st! You are an amazing woman whom I admire.
    God’s blessings on this special birthday and many more!

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  9. Joe

    Feb 28. 2021

    Count of days doesn’t include leap days… give the lady credit!

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  10. BETTE CONROY

    Feb 28. 2021

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE.

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  11. GailRae

    Feb 28. 2021

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Cichon! My father is 92 and worked and was dear friends with Dave Cichon.
    I have no idea if you are related but feel the family name indicates great character!

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