“Most old people, they’re so dry and droll. I can’t deal with that. I gotta live and do the things that make me happy.”
Meet Mrs. Callie Terrell, the 99 years old beautician who was first issued her cosmetology license on Jan. 30, 1945, and is still styling hair. She once had her own thriving salon, but now she rents a space in a local shop.
The strong mother who only works to keep busy and to satisfy a few longtime customers, like her daughter Inez, said; “I work because this is what I’ve enjoyed doing all my life. From a little girl I always loved messing with my sisters’ hair. They had beautiful hair. And I always enjoyed doing this.”
“I’m not used to just being up in the house. You see I worked so long, I’ve just been around people and doing something exciting”, she said.
While she waits for her 100th birthday on Nov. 26 to retire, we can be sure that she won’t sitting around the house doing nothing even after she retires. “I just be waiting on somebody to call and say, Callie, you busy?” she said. “They say we’re doing so and so, so I jump in the car and go. I just want to do something.”