February 14, 2011
Customglassware.com helped South Carolina resident
Mamie Rearden celebrate her 112th birthday this past September. The company
has been a part of Mrs. Rearden's birthdays since 2003, supplying custom
printed beverage glasses for the events.
Rearden, who is one of the 25 oldest people alive, is officially a "Supercentenarian"
(a person who over the age of 110). The Rearden family has raised 11
children, 9 grand children and 10 great grand children. She was a church
mother for 40 years at the Springfield Baptist Church, a senior choir
member, and president of the Simmon Ridge Samaritan Baptist Women's
"All of my staff feels blessed each year to provide
for the Rearden family," comments David Lee, owner of Customglassware.com.
"We're just happy we can be a small part of her story."
Of course, eight years isn't a long time for a woman who has lived over a
century. Mrs. Rearden's story began in South Carolina, where she spent over
half of her life working on a farm. She got her drivers license at age 65
and began a social work career. In 2008, the State Senate of South Carolina
passed a concurrent resolution to honor her.
Rearden attributes her longevity to sharing everything she has and treating
everyone the way she wants to be treated. She has a message for kids today
as well, saying they should choose someone that can serve as a positive role
model in their life.
Lee reminisces about the first Rearden order, laughing, "I had to check and
make sure the imprint was correct." But he started to realize these
custom glasses would become a tradition once he saw an order for Mrs.
Rearden's 105th birthday the following year. "We at
customglassware.com are ever
thankful for her continued health and happiness," says Lee. "She and her
family are always in our thoughts and prayers."