100 Years of Wisdom

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 11/23/2013 8:31 pm

Any birthday with a zero in it is a milestone.  Saturday, Lewis Mutters celebrated a birthday with two zeros.

November 23, 1913 Lewis Mutters was born in Ashland.  Exactly 100 year’s later; he celebrated his birthday with friends, family and vanilla cake at his son’s home in Lexington.

He’s a veteran and the former Ashland Police Chief.  He’s traveled the country and the world serving others.  His life is a legacy.  

“He could sit and talk about the past all day long,” said John Mutters about his dad.  “If you ask him about anything, he lived through it.  He knows all there is.”

Mutters said when he woke up the morning of his 100th birthday; he put two feet on the ground like it was any other day. 

He’s a humble man who has a life that could write a history book.

“I've seen just about all there is to see,” said Mutters.

He still lives alone, drives his own car and works out twice a week.  He has a cell phone but says his favorite invention was the radio and still remembers sitting at a neighbor’s house listening to it.

“Here's somebody in Pennsylvania, Pittsburg, was talking and I can hear it.  That was a phenomenon for me,” said Mutters.

He also remembers a time when bread cost a nickel and milk cost a dime.  The first president he voted for was Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Growing up in Ashland, he credits walking everywhere for his health and living to 100.

The Mayor of Ashland declared November 23, 2013 Lewis Mutters Day and his birthday present was getting back his old police chief badges.

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