The Coolest Person Ever Crochets!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 9 Comments

I interrupt my regularly scheduled ramble to bring you this breaking news story that I literally just heard on the local nightly news! I was tickled to learn that a local hospital has a very dedicated volunteer. Mazie Ford, the aforementioned “coolest person ever,” has been volunteering at her local hospital in Hollywood, FL for some seven years. She crochets (and knits) hats for newborn babies!

Although the newscasters referred to her work as "knitting," we can plainly see that most of it is crochet!

Although the newscasters referred to her work as “knitting,” we can plainly see that most of it is crochet!



Here’s the thing: she started this volunteer effort at age 100! Rachel once asked us if we would still be crocheting at age 100. I guess Mazie’s answer was an emphatic yes! Did you do the math? “Amazing Mazie” is 107 years old! She was touched to hear of her nickname, and was almost moved to tears when she heard all the nice things that people were saying about her.

With hook in hand, Mazie explains how she feels about her amazing nickname.

With hook in hand, Mazie explains how she feels about her amazing nickname.

This news story got me fired up! It just goes to show you that crochet is the secret to longevity ;), and a perfect way to give back to the community!

So, crocheters, your mission is clear: start planning now for your charitable endeavors during your eleventh decade of life! πŸ˜‰ What will you crochet, and for whom?

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9 Comments

  1. Erin says:

    Mazie really is amazing! Thanks for sharing this uplifting article.

  2. Liz says:

    Mazie is quite a gal!!! πŸ™‚ Thank you for this inspiring & uplifting story. I have told people crocheting is good for you and here’s the proof of it in your story. Happy Hooking! πŸ™‚

  3. Naomi Ramos says:

    Right on Mazie!!! Awesome!!!!!

  4. Theresa says:

    I recently started crocheting prayer cloths for the local hospital and nursing home. You should see people’s faces light up when I tell them it is esp for them.

  5. fleurdelis says:

    Hey Mazie,

    You go girl!!!

    Fleur

  6. Cheryl McInerney says:

    Thank you for the inspiration!! A few years ago I started making lapghans for area nursing homes. I would find yarn at yard or rummage sales. Ends of yarns I use to make “Cat Nappers'” and donate them to the local animal shelters. I hope I will still be alive and crocheting at 100!!!!

  7. Cathy Carden says:

    Love you Mazie Have been knitting and crocheting since 8 yr. old quite some time a go. I belong to a senior center in N.C. and we knit Prayer Shawls and Lap Throws even do some crocheting for who ever needs them. Nursing Homes, Battered Women Shelter, Service Men and Women ,Hospitals. God bless you Mazie. Hope I will never have to give it up.
    Do you share your patterns ? I know the lady’s would love to make the hats etc.that are different

  8. wanty says:

    Thanks for the story,Thanks and love to Mazie. Awesome….inspired.

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