80 Over Eighty Honoree – Polly Littrell
Growing up near the lazy flow of the Lampasas River, 81-year-old Polly is a genuine Texan. As one of TWO sets of twins, life was never boring. A few seconds with Polly and you know this gal is fun. She saunters around wearing a pink cowboy hat and a big, welcoming smile. Her beguiling Texas drawl lures you into conversation.
Polly hosts a weekly Bridge tournament on the grounds of her Wildflower Terrace community. All players are welcome. Just cough up a $3 ante, and you too can join. Players come from as far as Cedar Park to play. There’s great food– like Polly’s famous deviled eggs—prizes for the winners, and sparkling conversations.
You are most likely to find Polly laughing next to her friend and neighbor, Lottie. As Polly says, “I’m so fortunate to have Lottie as a neighbor. We take care of each other.”
Polly grew up in a close-knit family where she was taught to love all people.
“My family came from ranchers and farmers. My daddy always said: ‘Love everyone no matter what country, color, or religion. Remember that we’re all God’s children.’ So, that’s what I do.”
You might not know it from her effervescent energy, but Polly has experienced her share of grief. Her advice:
“Don’t just sit there and mourn. Go on with life. Keep on going.”
And that she does. Polly can sometimes be found zooming around in her scooter, making her way to her local HEB. By the way, she’d be mighty grateful if someone here could teach her how to use the scooter’s overdrive feature. Because she’s got places to go and people to see.
Polly was nominated by Blake Mauldin at Wildflower Terrace because of her active involvement there. She has a great relationship with Allondria, the Family Eldercare service coordinator who helps connect residents with resources.
For her grit, optimism, and ability to grab life by the long-horns, Family Eldercare honors Polly Littrell.
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