John said that laughter is the key to a long life. Eat everything, drink everything, enjoy yourself, show one another affection, and practice moderation in everything.
FENTON, Missouri A local U.S. Army veteran will be joined by friends, family, and the VA St. Louis Health Care System to celebrate his 100th birthday.
On Friday, February 3, from 9 to 11 a.m., John Trenholm, a resident of the St. Louis region, will celebrate his milestone birthday at Olde Towne Donuts in Fenton. Because of his regular order of 18 Maple-Bacon long johns, Trenholm is well-known to the staff.
Trenholm served in the U.S. Army for four years before being released. He was a Mess Sergeant and a Food Service Sergeant. He had locations in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, and Texas, among other states.
Because of its structure, beach, and inhabitants, Fort Sheridan in Chicago, Illinois, was, in Trenholm’s opinion, the best. He and his wife had a great time at the NCO Club and in Chicago.
While still in the military, he wed Marion Jane (McComb) on June 6, 1949. Before she died away in January 2014, the couple had been married for 65 years.
Seven grandkids, four great-grandchildren, and three children are in their family.
He declared that he loves spending time with his dog Buddy, audiobooks, and family and friends!
John said that his secret to longevity is to “laugh whenever you can! Have fun, love one another, and indulge in all of life’s pleasures in moderation.