She celebrated her birthday in the place where they got married for many years.
Julia was born in 1917, Lucy in 1919 and Francis in 1921.
What could be more beautiful than the 100th anniversary? If you ask Frances Compus, she will tell you that she is turning 100 and her two older sisters are by her side.
The centenarian celebrated her significant event together with Yulia Kopriva 104 and Lyusya Pochop 102.
The trio of grandmothers have always had a warm relationship, but a lot has changed since they grew up on a ranch located in Kansas in the early 1900s.
“The ranch was good,” Compus USA Today reported. “I had a few geese to play with and even a few roosters to make pets”.
I just remember going to school,” Pochop told KSNW. “It was about a mile and three-quarters. It was a long walk”.
“We crossed the meadows, went on foot, and on the way back we stopped by a stream, caught frogs and put them in our pockets,” says Compus.
At that time, the girls worked on the ranch in dresses, because then the girls usually did not wear trousers.
“What I remember well is that my father didn’t have modern tractors,” Kopriva said. ‘We hauled petrol and petrol out of the field in five-gallon pails”.
These women survived the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. “It got dark from time to time. The teachers called my parents and they, you know, would come and pick us up from school,” says Kopriva.
“Back then we had old houses and my mom always put wet towels downstairs to keep the dirt from getting in so much. The younger generation cannot believe what we have overcome. We work today, but back then we worked harder.”
They say that now everything is much better than in his youth.
“We have refrigerators and freezers,” Pochopp said. “We didn’t have them at the time.”
The sisters recall that they ate ordinary homemade meals when they were little, when food was not always in abundance.
“We always had homemade bread, just potatoes, gravy and meat. The oven in these ovens was tough. It was difficult to keep the temperature. Even if it didn’t work out, we still ate,” Kopriva said.
Although the sisters did not eat fancy food, they did eat good food, which they said “had been around for a while.”
Each of them gave some advice to the younger generation.
“And pray and try to stay away from evil,” Kopriva said.
“I would advise them to walk a lot,” Compus said.
“I think faith is above all and I am grateful to my parents and grandparents,” Kopriva told KSNW.
Compus was over the moon to celebrate her 100th birthday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church located in Atwood, where she and her sisters were baptized, confirmed and also married over the years.
“I liked it,” Compus said. “It was a big event”.
Find out more about these three sisters in the clip below.