MELVILLE, La. (KLFY) We often have the ladies tell us about their life. Tonight we’ll meet a man out of St. Landry Parish who is a century old plus one.
News Tens’ Renee Allen brings us his life story and then some.
Wilson Robertson of St. Landry Parish is 101 years old. He’s active, independent and drives a pickup truck — and drives it well.
“I’ve been blessed. I’ve lived a full life and it looks like I’m going to get about 10 more,” says Robertson.
Robertson says that’s 10 more years he’s going to live life to the fullest.
“I’m going to go somewhere. I got my passport and everything. I can get out of here,” says Robertson.
He’s a traveler. Robertson says he’s been to Belize and plans to go again.
“They hated to see me leave. If I had the right stuff with me I would of stayed,” adds Robertson.
Robertson has many memories especially being married and having nine children. He served in World War II, the 24th infantry to be exact. Robertson was 25 years old going in and 29 coming out.
“One of my best memories is when I came back and got off the plane in California. I got off and kissed the ground. I said thank God,” states Robertson.
He says it was a tough war and has the badges to prove it: the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal and the Honorable Service Lapel.
“The God Lord was with me. I went throught that and I saw many men fall down,” explains Robertson.
Robertson says it’s important to treat others as you would want to be treated. That’s what he does and he’s treated right because of it.
“You never seen a frown on my face. I’m always smiling. I don’t have nothing hanging up here for nobody,” says Robertson.